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Dragonfly chasing ladybug  Onychogomphus forcipatus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies intro

Dragonfly chasing ladybug

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    comments (5)

  1. a great shot, because i know, how fast they can fly Posted 6 years ago
  2. crazy shot! Mostly because the wings are in a rest position... and by the fact that Gomphids usually dont follow ladybugs for dinner ;) best regards. Cheers*
    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
  3. How on earth did you manage this! Spectacular timing! Posted 4 years ago
  4. blooming amazing!!! a one in a million shot!!! Posted 4 years ago
  5. Just incredible... <3 Posted 4 years ago

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''Onychogomphus forcipatus'', the Small Pincertail or 'Green-eyed Hook-tailed Dragonfly', is a species of 'dragonflies' belonging to the family Gomphidae.

This quite common and widespread 'dragonfly' is present in most of Europe. The adults grow up to 60 millimetres long and can be encountered close to running water and lakes from June through September. Their life cycle lasts about 3-5 years.

The eyes of ''Onychogomphus forcipatus'' are widely separated and grey-to-green... more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jan 25, 2013. Captured May 26, 2012 17:21.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO160
  • 90mm