Monday, 7 January 2013

Graphic Flutterer

Late afternoon with the setting sun shining through the trees, just the right setting for a group of dragonflies to flutter back and forth over the grass. Finding a suitable stem they would alight for a short while, then dance off with their transparent wings displaying jewel like red splashes.

A bit of investigation identified them as Graphic (or banded) Flutterers Rhyothemis graphiptera
and the name seems very appropriate as they were superbly demonstrating with this afternoon's display.

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