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By KarenFB
A Southern Hawker. Every year I get these gorgeous dragonflies visiting the garden pond - but the odd thing is some of the females seem to prefer laying their eggs in the moss on the pond edge (the dragonfly is facing the water, it's about a foot in front of her)............Why? I know it's been a wet summer, but the edges are well drained and (apart from the odd piece of moss) clear of vegitation.

Tags: Insect Dragonfly Southern hawker Wildlife and nature

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
8 Oct 2012 7:42AM
Very well captured, Karen, haven't seen one this colour here. Carol

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
8 Oct 2012 10:03AM
What a pretty green. Like Carol, I've not seen one this colour either.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
8 Oct 2012 7:10PM
A cracking close up capture Karen, she's a beautiful shade of limegreen. Perhaps epz's entimologists Bricurtis and AdeOsman will be able to answer your question
8 Oct 2012 7:38PM
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
8 Oct 2012 8:01PM
Thank you everyone! Grin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Oct 2012 7:34AM
Just found it, a fine shot on the fitting surface
Tibetan 4 3 England
23 Nov 2012 3:37PM
Well done Karen, like it nice detail and colours, I think the nymphs will make their way to the water on hatching, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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