Field Stone Cottage Blog

Monday, July 28, 2008

Unknown Insect

We saw this interesting creature of the insect variety on a recent Charlie walk. It was clinging to the underside of that branch over our heads. An over-sized dragonfly would be my description of it but I am not convinced that that's what it is. Has anyone else ever seen this type of insect or know what it is?


Kim from Hiraeth said...

From the set of its wings, it's definitely a dragonfly and not a damselfly. Don't know what species it is, though.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

take a look at these

Dorothy said...

I did look at those! I think maybe its the Aeshna_juncea dragonfly. If you click on the photo in my post to enlarge it, you can get a better look at the head and it looks more like this one to me.

Thanks for the research, Kim. Maybe I should have made this a contest and you could be the winner! Hmm...I'm thinking about an appropriate prize.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

No prize necessary! : D

I should've been a librarian, working at the research desk. I love trying to find stuff out!