Friday, 30 August 2013

More from my Garden Pond.

A bit of pond-dipping today produced a handsome Emperor Dragonfly larva.Measuring about 4 to 5 centimetres,it is our largest dragonfly nymph.I was very pleased to see it as this season I have not seen any evidence of emerging Emperors at my pond.Last year I found five exuviae,so I hope there are others in the pond.
Somewhat later in the afternoon I was treated to a female Southern Hawker continually circling the pond to lay her eggs on the pondside vegetation.