Monday, 3 August 2009

Half a dragonfly?

I came across this bizarre sight by one of the ponds at The Lodge last week. It took me a few seconds to realise that this darter had been pulled into a hole by something (a wasp?). As you can see by the second 'action' shot, he wasn't too happy about it!


Anonymous said...

Great photos. This has been reported in past and likely to be the larva of a Green Tiger Beetle.
Cheers Steve C.

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve, that would definitely make sense - I took a couple of pictures of adult green tiger beetles at that very spot earlier in the summer!