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Flying dragons 4659

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,217
Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2017, 06:48:52 PM »
This is such a great thread and the pictures within are terrific.  I wish I could attract a squadron to my yard to eat up all the mosquitos that have multiplied since we got more rain that normal.

Dragonfly season has only just begun. Possibly the mosquitos will attract them without your help. Planting some lemongrass may also help to get rid of the mosquitos.

I've been looking at some plants to grow that will attract them both for their beauty and for their help. 

Thanks for the tip  :salute:

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2017, 07:11:17 PM »
This is such a great thread and the pictures within are terrific.  I wish I could attract a squadron to my yard to eat up all the mosquitos that have multiplied since we got more rain that normal.

Dragonfly season has only just begun. Possibly the mosquitos will attract them without your help. Planting some lemongrass may also help to get rid of the mosquitos.

I've been looking at some plants to grow that will attract them both for their beauty and for their help. 

Thanks for the tip  :salute:

I don't know about any specific plants to attract dragonflies. No doubt a pond will do the trick but will attract gnats and mosquitos as well.
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 51,369
Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2017, 08:47:20 PM »
How have I missed this thread for 2 months :think:

Excellent pics Ronald  :o Love them all :like: :like:
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2017, 09:41:21 PM »
Thanks, P. Easy to miss a couple of threads. I have about 1000 pages of backlog.   :-\
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 51,369
Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2017, 04:22:12 AM »
Back when we first changed to the current theme I accidentally pressed the "Mark all threads as read " button :facepalm: So I don't have that many pages on my unread now :whistle: :D

Still easy for me to miss threads though :think:
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2017, 09:00:15 AM »
Lol!  :facepalm:
If only you could mark all threads as unread...

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2017, 05:47:20 PM »
A week ago the first Large Red Damselfly was spotted in the Netherlands. So with the weather conditions being excellent today, I had to go out and find one for myself! The hunting season is open!
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2017, 05:50:30 PM »
I also spotted this Orangetip butterfly, and several other species.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2017, 05:51:44 PM by Ronald Schröder »

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2017, 03:19:38 AM »
Excellent 8) :like: :like:
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2017, 09:48:04 AM »
Fab stuff Ronald.  :tu:

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2017, 10:26:49 PM »
Variable Bluet, one of the most common species around here. I saw only one today; the weather is too cold for the time of the year
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2017, 07:17:24 PM »
The first real dragonfly this year -- Four Spotted Chaser.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2017, 06:45:46 PM »
First Hairy Hawker of the year, a female.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2017, 05:48:58 PM »
No dragonflies today, however I did spot some beautiful mayflies.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2017, 03:18:10 AM »
I'm enjoying all the pics, keep up the good work  :tu:   :salute: 

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2017, 06:02:33 AM »
Thanks, G!  :salute:
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2017, 12:06:00 AM »
Yeah mate, more is good.   :tu:   :like:
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2017, 05:25:52 AM »
 :cheers:

Did you know  unlike dragonflies, mayflies aren't raptors, they don't even eat. They hatch, mate, lay eggs if they're female, and then die.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2017, 10:27:02 PM »
The river Aa, near my house, is connected to the East Lake by a concrete tube. This Gray Heron at the river end of the tube has discovered there's a lot of fish passing through.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2017, 10:40:16 PM »
This is one I made in October 2015. A wasp (Ichneumonidae indet.) is laying eggs in a wooden post. Before depositing the eggs, the wasp is turning around her body axis maybe 10 or 12 times and uses her awl sting to drill a hole.
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2017, 10:50:10 PM »
Awesome pics Ronald   :like: :tu:
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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2017, 08:46:54 AM »
There are Red-headed and Black-headed Cardinal Beetles in the Netherlands. We call them vuurkevers (fire beetles).
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 08:57:29 AM by Ronald Schröder »

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2017, 08:55:23 AM »
Broad-bodied Chaser.
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Wow, he's a real bruiser isn't he?  :o  Great shots mate, keep up the good work. :salute:

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Re: Flying dragons
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2017, 08:59:28 AM »
Broad-bodied Chaser.
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Wow, he's a real bruiser isn't he?  :o  Great shots mate, keep up the good work. :salute:
If I was a bird, I would feed on these.  :cheers:

 

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