Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Long time, no see - 26/7/09

Argiope bruennichi - a common four-legs in our villa garden in the Dordogne region

Aeshna affinis - another dragonfly that is was good to get re-acquainted with. These fed at dusk around the garden


Spent most of the holiday relaxing and catching up with family, but could not resist netting a rather Anax-like aeshnid that buzzed us at dusk this evening in the garden. Aeshna affinis is a splendid little beast. Other garden invertebrates included plenty of hornets (often munching on wasps) and the splendid wasp spider pictured above.

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