Thursday, 20 August 2009

Dragonfly - Southern hawker

This poor thing was picked up outside work today by one of the staff, as you can see it has had some form of an accident, it was quite large and as you can see it has the most vibrant markings.
I looked it up on internet searching for UK Dragonflies and this is the information.
"have long thin bodies, four large wings that are held out to the sides and two large compound eyes. Antennae are very short. Southern hawkers have black bodies spotted with green, males also have some blue spots near end of their abdomen.


Pam said...

Oh what vibrant colors!!! Great photo too!

Mad Mary said...

Isn't he gorgeous Jak, when i was in Austria last year for my holidays i seen some gorgeous Dragonflies and they were huge.

Mary x