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.