Dragonflies, Damselflies, and a Butterfly


Green Skimmer [Orthetrum sabina sabina]

Catherine and I went to the nearby lotus ponds to check things out and wondered behind one to a large natural pond with an unbelievable variety of dragonflies all in one place. We spent awhile there taking turns shooting the wonderful creatures that graced the pond. Scientific names are given on the species I could positively identify:

Crimson Dropwing

Crimson Dropwing [Trithemis aurora]

This one was incredibly patient while we tried to get a decent shot:


I’ve seen plenty of dragonflies like the variety below that were red in color, but never an orange one:


Red-bellied Skimmers seem to be everywhere in Taiwan, but this is the best shot I’ve ever gotten of one:

Red-bellied Skimmer

Red-bellied Skimmer [Orthetrum pruinosum neglectum]

This butterfly stopped just long enough to take two shots, this was the better of the two:


[Chilades pandava peripatria]

Finally a couple of x-rated photos:

Damselflies - Common Bluetail

Common Bluetails [Ischnura senegalensis]

X-Rated 2

Green Skimmers [Orthetrum sabina sabina]

9 thoughts on “Dragonflies, Damselflies, and a Butterfly

  1. incredible photos Todd. so hard to get but you make it look easy!

    what the heck are they doing in the last 2 shots? “honey i’m doing my best – i don’t need your butt on my head!”

  2. Wowsers! You’ve been busy, haven’t you? I haven’t been around in awhile and I finally told myself that this weekend needed to be devoted to catching up with old friends. I really enjoyed this post Todd. I’m glad the move went well for you. I hope to catch up with you in person this summer.

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