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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 #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 #68 on: May 14, 2017, 08:10:01 AM
Broad-bodied Chaser.
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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).
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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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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #75 on: May 17, 2017, 09:23:10 AM
Dutch biggest  wasp (and a real "bird" of prey): the hornet. One of my favorites, I'm always looking for nests.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #76 on: May 17, 2017, 08:13:26 PM
Pictured a few more today.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #77 on: May 17, 2017, 08:31:35 PM
So you like bugs? There´s also Zoidbergs Random Spider Pics. https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,71639.0.html


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #78 on: May 17, 2017, 10:04:37 PM
Picturing butterflies while I'm hunting dragons...  :facepalm: Some of my nicest.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #79 on: May 17, 2017, 10:05:35 PM
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #80 on: May 17, 2017, 10:27:43 PM
I made this picture the day after a heavy summer rainstorm.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #81 on: May 23, 2017, 07:01:08 PM
My 2017LE Classic SD Dragonfly arrived!
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #82 on: May 25, 2017, 06:36:10 PM
Four-spotted Chaser today, and a Green-eyed Hawker. Summer is here!
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #83 on: May 26, 2017, 06:10:06 PM
Banded Demoiselle, female.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #84 on: May 26, 2017, 08:57:57 PM
Banded Demoiselle, male.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #85 on: May 27, 2017, 06:32:01 PM
More Banded Demoiselles today.

The first picture shows the skin that it sheds when hatching. In the second pic a malformed specimen that is unable to fly.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #86 on: May 27, 2017, 06:33:20 PM
Some more Broad-bodied Chasers as well, male (blue) and female.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #87 on: May 27, 2017, 06:35:08 PM
A young male Black-tailed Skimmer and another Green-eyed Hawker.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #88 on: May 29, 2017, 07:41:57 PM
The past few weeks I had a couple blackbirds breeding in my barn. Today the last chick fledged.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #89 on: May 31, 2017, 09:27:12 PM
Yet another Green-eyed Hawker. This is an early species, other hawkers will start appearing in June.
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