Friday, 27 December 2013

Giant Dragonfly

New Zealand's Giant Dragonfly

This beauty was sitting on the drive on Christmas Day.  It is New Zealand's largest Dragonfly.  I have never seen one before, but luckily my daughter had her phone with her and got this picture before he flew off.  They are approx 8.6cm (almost 3 ½ in) long and they have a wingspan of up to 13cm (5 in).  

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  1. What a pretty dragonfly, the wingspan sounds big.. Great shot. Thanks for linking up to my Saturday's Critters..Happy New Year to you and your family..

  2. YIKES! It really IS BIG! Glad your daughter had her phone with her. All the best in 2014!

  3. Your driveway provided a perfect (and uncluttered) backdrop for him!

  4. A beautiful dragonfly, and so nice for me to see on a snowy day.

  5. This is a very impressive dragonfly. And a beauty! Good your daughter had her cell phone to take a photo.


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