A few of my favourite things..

Solitary Blue Dragonfly

orthetrum-caledonicum-blue-dragonfly

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7 responses

  1. vimal

    nice 🙂
    i saw a giant dragonfly once. It was almost as big as my hand – i read that there are some in australia too – http://australian-insects.com/giant-dragonfly.php.
    i remember i tried to catch it and it bit me :-/
    that was painful 🙂

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    January 20, 2009 at 2:05 am

  2. The one in the link was quite pretty, but I would have the creeps meeting one as large as my hand.

    It is only recently that I found that they eat bees. I was in the garden with my camera and observed that there were both many bees, and many large dragonflies.

    I saw a large one, (not nearly so large as described in the link, but by comparison to, well, small ones?) resting on a branch eating a bee. I was a bit horrified. I thought they were herbivorous.

    There were many largish ones, and I avoided the big ones because they are a bit creepy, even before I knew they ate bees. But knowing they also bite people – it’s just one more reason to give them a wide berth.

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    January 20, 2009 at 2:35 am

  3. vimal

    well, in my case, i tried catching it, so couldn’t really blame it. I remember it was a really beautiful colour – this dazzling blue. Anyway, that was the only one i’ve seen.
    but I’ve been told that there are a few wildlife sanctuaries out here where these dragonflies and butterflies (the really big ones) are common.

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    January 21, 2009 at 2:06 am

  4. It looks like the helicopter of the insect kingdom, doesn’t it?!

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    January 21, 2009 at 3:13 am

  5. Vimal, yes, I suppose I might have bitten you under the same circumstances!

    PearlsofTruth, there is another one I am planning to post (there is something gone a little mental in my dashboard stopping me from uploading at present) and he really looks like a helicopter – a very mechanical look!

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    January 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

  6. Goodie… we will wait patiently for WordPress to get their act together, for the next beautiful picture from the camera of Mrs BB… 🙂

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    January 21, 2009 at 1:50 pm

  7. You are both (my two readers!) too kind to me. 🙂

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    January 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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