Ode-ing begins …

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Ode-ing begins …

It is becoming commonplace for birders to take to Odeing as the summer heats up and so far I have not jumped on the passing wagon despite, some four decades or more ago, thinking I would make a career as an entomologist (but then I discovered there’s little money in that line of work) … but I was standing looking admiringly at the broad beans in my garden this evening when a large Ode settled and looked likely to stay … and the camera was in hand so I snapped it. Of course, I expected it to be something common, and indeed that is what it seems to have turned out to be, but a fine and rather lovely insect. I think I am unlikely to become and Ode-chaser but I start to photograph them when they pass my line of sight.

Anyway, I believe, and am prepared to be set right, that is a female Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

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By |2016-06-23T19:22:17+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Dragonflies, insects|2 Comments


  1. Sandra Minotti 2016-06-26 at 19:18 - Reply

    Nice pictures!

  2. Richard 2016-06-26 at 19:24 - Reply

    Thank you Sandra

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