Krokatjørna’s Dragon

I was recently talking with fellow blogger Mike Powell (http://michaelqpowell.wordpress.com/) about the abundance of dragonflies he has over in Virginia even this late in the year so I was a bit surprised to find several of them still out and about here in Norway.  One was obliging enough to allow me close enough to get a couple of decent shots near Krokatjørna lake in Kanadaskogen last week.  No idea what species this is but hopefully someone can enlighten me…

Lace
A black dragonfly and its lace-like wings.
Hidden
The dragonfly was almost hidden among the grasses and heather.

 

 

20 thoughts on “Krokatjørna’s Dragon

  1. Thanks for the mention. Your dragonfly shots are wonderful and are of a type that I have never seen before. I did a little searching and didn’t find your dragonfly, but was intrigued to find that the Norwegian word for dragonfly is Øyenstikker, which means eye-poker.

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  2. What a wonderful shot. It’s usually hard for me to get up this close to dragonflies….I love the shimmering lace wings. I’ve never seen a black one like this though….perhaps it’s native to Norway?

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  3. Great shot. I would never have thought they would be around at this time of year in Norway. The different species are obviously a lot hardier and adaptive than I thought.

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  4. Couldn’t find anything useful about a Norwegian black dragon fly (I’ve never seen one like this before) except for a yacht called the Black Dragon Fly skippered by a young Norwegian!

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    1. Ha ha! Had a wee check today but I couldn’t make a definitive identification. There were some others around the same so it’s not (probably) some mutation. Hopefully someone will know 😀

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