Friday, 1 August 2008

Brown hawker


The dragonflies have started to take over. This one came into the house yesterday - twice. It is one of the most beautiful insects I have ever seen in this country. In case you are wondering, he's sitting on a sweeping brush that was used to give him a perch to sit on whilst I persuaded him to go and hunt outside.

Brown Hawker just does not seem to do justice to something so dazzling - something that is over 10cm from head to tail-tip and shimmering with flashes of brilliant blue with wings that seem to have been made out of fine copper wire.

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