Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Northern Greece - Dragons And Damsels.

During our birding trip to Northern Greece I recorded eleven species of Odonata but only managed to get images of the following varieties.

Scarlet [Broad] Darter (Crocothemis erythraea). Above is the brightly coloured male and below is the female.

Common [Club-tailed] Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus). This individual was soaking up the sunshine  at the roadside.

White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes).

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa).

Male (above) and female (below) of Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo). Both seen during a woodland walk close to a river.

Blue [Scarce] Chaser (Libellula fulva)..Above and below are shots of the male.

Above and below are images of the teneral or immature male Blue [Scarce] Chaser with its very distinctive wing markings.

Linking to:
Nature Notes


  1. I do like the vibrant color on the scarlet.

  2. That is a good variety in any area. Wonderful images.

  3. ze zijn allemaal heel mooi maar de rode springt er voor mij toch wel boven uit.

  4. Amazing variety. Beautiful images. You had to feel like a kid in a candy store. Carol

  5. Hello, what a great collection. The Scarlet is a lovely color.

  6. A very amazing collection of Dragons and Damsels! I like the Scarlet Darter the best for its color

  7. Hello Frank,
    Beautiful photographs of the Dragonfly!
    Nice series!

  8. Oh my goodness Frank..what a variety and wonderful macros....Michelle


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