Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dropping in to use the Facilities

The hotel we stayed at on the Greek Island of Lefkada recently has a very inviting swimming pool.On several occasions while we enjoyed it some dragonflies also decided to drop by.
Perhaps the most exotic was a mature male Violet Dropwing.This widespread African species has colonised parts of  Europe around the Mediterranean coast over the last forty or so years.This male would have been a yellowish colour on emergence,turning orange and red before attaining their final violet colour.



This female Keeled Skimmer dragonfly also made use of a poolside lounger.