Seen at Thursley Common, UK
Seen at Ham Wall in the Somerset Levels
Some kind of Cattleheart
Seen at Ham Wall, in the Someret Levels
Seen at Ham Wall RSPB reserve, in the Somerset Levels.
Seen on the Somerset Levels
Dragonfly in Flight
Lesser Purple Emperor - Kleiner Schillerfalter
Its wings shimmer purple (a bit can be seen here). Seen at the Stadler Furt in the Lobau
Black-tailed Skimmer - Großer Blaupfeil
Taking a rest at the Stadler Furt in the Lobau
Common Darter at Sunset - female
Große Heidelibelle - weiblich
In our garden at sunset
Ruddy Darter - Blutrote Heidelibelle
In our garden
On our olive tree
In our garden
On a dried-up poppy
Scarlet Dragonfly - Feuerlibelle
The colors have become more intense over the years as the climate has warmed.
Seen at the municipal flower gardens in Hirschstetten, Vienna
Black-tailed Skimmer - Grosser Blaupfeil
As seen at the Floridsdorfer Wasserpark in Vienna
Rudy Darters (Blutrote heidelibellen)
Mating - The male captures the female, and eventually she forms the 'heart' for mating. Then he continues to hold her until the eggs are laid.
Four-spotted Chaser - Vierfleck
For once the names agree in English and German. As seen in the Lobau, Vienna
Keeled Skimmer - Kleiner Blaupfeil
as seen in the Lobau, National park, Vienna
As seen at the Stadler Furt in the Lobau, Vienna
Kaisermantel - Silver-Washed Fritillary
Seen in the upper Lobau in Vienna. Male. Looking for a drink under rocks among the dried-out earth.
Painted Lady drinking
The front view of the same butterfly as the previous picture.