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kikashi
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« on: November 28, 2009, 05:12:53 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 09:01:40 AM »
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Some kind of dragon fly?

"Insect" certainly does it. Let's hope Mike can pin it down.


Nice photo!

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 09:19:08 AM »
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I don't really know insects very well but maybe a unicorn darner?
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 02:01:49 PM »
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Well, it's definitely a darner; assuming it was taken in England, I can't help much beyond that.  I'd suggest you post it at: http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 05:43:42 PM »
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definitely "Aeshna"

Probably Affinis, Mixta or Imperator. Can't say more without other angles and an eventual picture of its anal triangle (seriously)

If you have other images, have a look here

http://odonata.eu/aeshnidae.htm
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 03:59:04 PM »
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I have no idea... but I like the photograph!
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009, 02:01:43 PM »
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I have no idea... but I like the photograph!
Thank you, Ed!

Mike, the site you suggested only handles insects in North America and this was taken in England, in July a few years ago. I found a site in England called Ask A Biologist and posted a link to the shot there: their comments are here: they didn't find it easy to identify either. Sadly, I can't find a way to post a follow-up there so I can't tell them the date. I did send an email to the dragonfly society, but they've not replied as yet.

So, there we are. Pierre, I suspect Aeshna affinis is most likely. Next time I see one, I'll make sure I get its anus in shot   .

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 08:38:06 PM »
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Next time I see one, I'll make sure I get its anus in shot    .
And be sure to ask it for an I.D. 
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