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I was out in my garden yesterday and noticed 3 dragonfly's so i took a picture of them with my mobile phone. I never knew you got them in orkney ! has anybody else seen them here ??
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Picture added on 17 June 2009
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I was sitting in an enclosed area of the garden earlier and a huge dragonfly caught my eye, an ENORMOUS insect - I've never seen the like in Orkney - a noise like a helicopter, looked like a helicopter going round and round and as it got closer it looked even more huge! So then I freaked out as I thought it might eat me!
Added by Seona Dunsmuir on 13 July 2009
Kenneth, your insects are damselflies. Some damselfly species live and breed in Orkney, but I doubt if even a specialist (odonatist) would be prepared to make a positive identification from your photo alone. Their bodies look reddish in colour in this image, but the whole pic has a red cast; how did they look to your naked eye?
Added by Ian Hourston on 15 January 2012
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