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Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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parttimegardener
Jun 13, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Dragonfly at the lake

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jun 13, 2017 7:00 PM CST
Thumbs up My favorite insect. Beautiful!
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Jun 13, 2017 7:14 PM CST
Admittedly, I'm on the fence about banners on this gardening site that strongly feature bugs rather than plants, but this has got me swaying well to the bug side. Very nice. That's one beautiful bug. Hilarious! Thumbs up
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jun 13, 2017 7:26 PM CST
I normally prefer plants too, but this is pretty. I always called this type a Darning Needle.
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Fleur569
Jun 13, 2017 7:57 PM CST
The perfectly "physiqued " bug for the banner. Colors are pure summer.
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
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sunnyvalley
Jun 13, 2017 9:28 PM CST
@parttimegardener Makes a great banner Thumbs up

@Whitebeard @plantmanager
Sean, Karen - insects (good, bad and ugly) are part of gardening so why not feature them every so often. Seems we are having a theme week! Thumbs up
Name: Liz Shaw
Gilbert, AZ (Sunset Zone 13) (Zone 9a)
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LizDTM
Jun 13, 2017 9:36 PM CST
Love love love!
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Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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parttimegardener
Jun 13, 2017 10:12 PM CST
Thank You! for the Thumbs up and the Acorn ! I was on a walk with my 60 mm macro lense when I witnessed the dragonflies on a nearby lake. This photo is far away from macro (1:4 ratio) but the closest I could get without disturbing the dragonfly or dropping into the lake Big Grin and the result perfectly fits the site banner format!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 13, 2017 11:48 PM CST

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sunnyvalley said: Seems we are having a theme week! Thumbs up


Yeah @sunnyvalley I started a bit of a theme, just a few days worth. Green Grin! Next week we are are having Pollinator week so all the banners are set for that.
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jmorth
Jun 14, 2017 12:10 AM CST
I think you've a damselfly there Michael.
Maybe a bluet.(Enallagma civile)


'Damselflies are insects of suborder Zygoptera in the order Odonata. They are similar to dragonflies, which constitute the other odonatan suborder, Anisoptera, but are smaller, have slimmer bodies, and most species fold the wings along the body when at rest'. (Wiki)

Great photo.

Just noted you're from Europe, maybe a different species, but I do think it's a damselfly.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 14, 2017 7:53 AM CST
I've heard that dragonflies are indicators of healthy ponds and such, so in addition to their beauty, I'm always happy to see them down at our farm pond.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 14, 2017 9:42 AM CST

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I get occasional visitors and don't have any water source. nodding
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 14, 2017 9:43 AM CST
Magnificent banner!
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Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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parttimegardener
Jun 14, 2017 10:43 AM CST
jmorth said:I think you've a damselfly there Michael.
Maybe a bluet.(Enallagma civile)


'Damselflies are insects of suborder Zygoptera in the order Odonata. They are similar to dragonflies, which constitute the other odonatan suborder, Anisoptera, but are smaller, have slimmer bodies, and most species fold the wings along the body when at rest'. (Wiki)



Hello @jmorth most probably it's Coenagrion puella, quite common in Germany and you're right it's a damselfly.

central Illinois
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jmorth
Jun 14, 2017 11:00 AM CST
I keep a folder in my photo library just for dragon and damselflies. Therein is one similar to yours:
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 14, 2017 12:23 PM CST
"Bugs" seem to be an integral part of my garden. This "bug" is one that I often photograph and love seeing, so I really appreciate this banner and love the color! Wish I had some blue ones!
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Jun 14, 2017 1:30 PM CST
Gorgeous banner! Gorgeous damselfly Lovey dubby
Without bugs - we have no flowers
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 14, 2017 4:45 PM CST
I have really enjoyed seeing your dragonfly all day today. Thumbs up
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