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By jenfren


Went into the garden today to take advantage of the rare sunshine to get some work done, however when passing the pond i noticed something . Two dragonfly lava had climbed out of the water and were just starting to hatch, so i spent ages just sitting in the sunshine watching them. Absolutely wonderful.

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thats fabulous jenfren, thank you for the photos, i love that last one

4 Jun, 2012


What a brilliant thing to see, thankyou.

4 Jun, 2012


Fantastic things aren't they ...

4 Jun, 2012



4 Jun, 2012


They are older than the Dinosaurs. Have survived because they spend most of their lives under water.
Just emerge for 3 weeks in June to mate, then go back under water for the rest of the year. You are very lucky to have one in your pond. Never put fish in it, they eat Dragonfly larvae.

4 Jun, 2012


hi diane, i dont think they go back into the water after hatching, in fact they only live a few more months, having spent several years in their laval form (which has a name but it escapes me). We do have fish in the pond but only small ones, i dont think they would tangle with a dragonfly lava, they are evil looking beasties.

5 Jun, 2012

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