Saturday, 16 October 2010

The latest head gear.

On our walk last week, this large flying creature was especially attracted to hubby's head. It just wouldn't leave him alone.

There were lots of them about. I don't know if it is a dragonfly or a damsel fly. Does anybody know?

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

Even though it is pretty, I would scream if I found one of those on my head! hehe!
I posted your parcel yesterday, hopefully you will get it today xx

summerfete said...

I think its a dragonfly.

Lovely things, but not on my head!

I had a big one in the house this summer, was quite scary and really noisy!

Clare

Paul Pursglove said...

The dragonfly on the leaf is a Hawker or Southern Aeshna. Its Latin name is Aeshna cyanea and it is one of the larger dragonflies. The one on the head looks like a Brown Aeshna, but I cannot see the diagnostic features very clearly. They are magnificent insects.

Menopausal musing said...

What beautiful creatures....... I seemed to remember that there was a way of telling them by how they rest their wings when not flying, so I googled and found this:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2085912_tell-dragonfly-from-damselfly.html

Ray+Joan said...

I would run a mile if it came anywhere near me, we get them resting on the side of the pool & they are very beautifull

periwinkle said...

I love dragonflys and damsels -- beautiful

Gilly said...

Damsels and Dragonflies are lovely - their wings are so beautiful.

But not sure I would like it on my head - but then I have more hair!! ;)

bad penny said...

I love dragonflies - the ones by the stream must be damselflies as they are so small & flit by quickly with a flash of colour

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I think when I was looking it up re dragonflys there is something about the wing shape mentioned. You might find it on this site:

http://www.dragonflysoc.org.uk/home.html