Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dragging - 25/7/09

Onychogomphus uncatus - a new dragonfly for me

Onychogomphus forcipatus - one of two species of gomphid flying together at Chateauponsac during the afternoon

Late July found Team Benstead driving south from Scandinavia to the decidely warmer climes of central France for a big family shindig. Meeting up with my sister and her family we combined forces on the last day of travel and stopped at the La Gartempe River (just below the picturesque town of Chateauponsac). Here we dunked the kids into the cool waters and I had time to grab a new dragonfly (Onychogomphus uncatus), as well as renewing my acquaintance with Onychogomphus forcipatus.

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