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Pond Cruisers in wheel position

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:06 am
by laurence leong
This looks like a pair of mating Pond Cruisers. The male, on top has not many bright yellow bands, though. They were perched too high above my head, and the male was moving vigoriously. :giggle:

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Re: Common Flangetail in wheel position

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:13 pm
by kctsang
laurence leong wrote:This looks like a pair of mating Common Flangetail. The male, on top has not many bright yellow bands, though. They were perched too high above my head, and the male was moving vigoriously. :giggle:

Poor female she is going to get a headache after this .... :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:


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Re: Common Flangetail in wheel position

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:38 pm
by lenachow
Hi Laurence,

Nice catch, but I think those are not Common Flangetails, but one of the Corduliidae(Emeralds). My guess is Pond Cruiser. Where did you find them?

Cheers,
Lena

Re: Pond Cruisers in wheel position

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:09 am
by laurence leong
Lena, thanks for your sharp eyes. I think you are right, those are Pond Cruisers. I was really overwhelmed with ther size that I mentally concluded those were Flangetails! Good thing you are specialising in Odonata. Shot several years' ago in Lower Pierce. :thumbsup:

Re: Pond Cruisers in wheel position

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:23 am
by lenachow
Yes, big dragons - like big birds or big butts - do take one's breath away at first sight. I am not an odonata specialist by a very long mile, only just started looking at those after running out of local bird and butt lifers...lol :giggle: