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A very large, green and brown dragonfly depositing her eggs (?) in the water


In the fresh water lake (Lake Emma), near the end of the dock where the reeds are growing very thick and dense. An area where I frequently find frogs hanging out and occasionally see tiny, wren-like birds hopping about


My grandson and I have trained out ears to listen for dragonflies "in need" or stuck in spider webs (faster than normal wing fluttering). In doing so we frequently find a pair mating or one, such as this, depositing her eggs (I believe) that require no assistance from us. I know spiders have to eat too but we hate to see any creature suffering. Many of the dragonflies we find still-moving in webs we carefully pluck free and then clean the sticky webbing off of so they can fly away. The only reason we discovered this dragonfly was the fact that she was rapidly fluttering her wings and it was a sound we were experienced with. I'm not sure how long she had been at it when we discovered her but once found, she continued dipping and raising her tail for at least five minutes or more.

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JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

That would be great! Thanks, Fyn Kynd! :-)))

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Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

I don't have my dragonfly guide with me right now but I'll check this spotting tonight when I have it.

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014

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