What dragonfly are these?

johnboy 5 December 2011 9

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Ben_Dover has sent in these pics with this call for help:

These were seen down at the pond in Glenloch Cork Oak forest, anyone know what sort they are?

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Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 4:55 pm 06 Dec 11

Many thanks for the comments!

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 4:53 pm 06 Dec 11

Cheers guys!

Deref Deref 4:08 pm 06 Dec 11

Great shots, Ben. Thanks! 😀

basketcase basketcase 3:57 pm 06 Dec 11

No idea what they are, but great shots. Well done.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 6:24 pm 05 Dec 11

The red one is definitely a Nannophya dalei also known as the Eastern Pygmyfly.

http://www.ecology-solutions.com.au/vic_dragonflies/N_dalei.htm

Black-headed Skimmer Dragonfly – Crocothemis nigrifrons.
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_dragons/BlueScarlet.htm

dungfungus dungfungus 2:09 pm 05 Dec 11

I think these are the “vermouth mongui” variety. The male one has the purple upper body.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:52 pm 05 Dec 11

Great photos. Dragonflys are my fave – since long before they became “fashionable decor”.

poetix poetix 11:45 am 05 Dec 11

Absolutely wonderful: the way the veins in the wings are like those in a leaf.

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