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Jun 3, 2019 18:14:49   #
newtoyou (a regular here)
 
My face is red. OK, so the second smallest dragonfly.
These have caught my eye since I was very young.
How they could be so small yet retain all of the features that make it a dragonfly.
Two here are a male and a female. She is ovepositing. He may or may not be standing watch. They were fairly close and he chased away other males.
Quality leaves much to be desired.
The spider eggs are to satisfy the macro photo requirement. They have long hatched and are everywhere on the houseplants.
Bill


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Jun 4, 2019 13:30:01   #
napabob (a regular here)
 
and a couple still too nervous to leave the nursery

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Jun 4, 2019 17:22:37   #
newtoyou (a regular here)
 
napabob wrote:
and a couple still too nervous to leave the nursery


These were fresh a month or so ago, but now all empty.
It is amazing how many spidering a can emerge from one egg sack.
Leave them be and canabalism will take care of most.
Bill

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Jun 4, 2019 18:46:39   #
Mark Sturtevant (a regular here)
 
I expect the male is guarding her. Male Odonates often have to work pretty hard to ensure their fatherhood.

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Jun 6, 2019 02:03:28   #
EnglishBrenda (a regular here)
 
Catching a flying creature is so hard so well done on that.

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Jun 6, 2019 08:09:23   #
newtoyou (a regular here)
 
EnglishBrenda wrote:
Catching a flying creature is so hard so well done on that.


Many thanks.😀

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