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Stream Glory (Neurobasis chinensis chinensis)

Sometimes there’s nothing better than just walking along the banks of a small stream and watching the dragonflies,damselflies flutter along above it. On this particular occasion whilst walking along one of the streams in Sri Phang-nga National Park i was lucky enough to see the aptly named stream glory damselfly. 247 more words



A Dragonfly’s life begins in the water and remains there for up to five years. The part of the life-cycle that we usually see is very brief and is only a fraction of their lifetime. 180 more words


Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies have always intrigued me, and here in Thailand, you can see them near most bodies of water. If you really want to see them though, the rainy season is when they come out in force. 346 more words


Wheel of Life

At around this time last year we posted a blog featuring the mating practices of damselflies, one of the groups of insects in the order Odonata. 257 more words



On 8th of August went to Engels.

Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria):

Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum): 131 more words


Seen on the perch

It’s been a long while since a dragonfly featured on Natural Newstead. On Sunday¬†evening I was captivated by these Wandering Perchers¬†Diplacodes bipunctata buzzing around a small dam along Spring Hill Track. 54 more words

Bird Observations

Dragons and Damsels of Costa Rica

I have to admit that I don’t know these Costa Rican species. All I can tell you is whether they are dragonflies or damselflies! Beautiful nonetheless. 48 more words