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Old Apr 26, 2006, 1:18 AM   #1
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Hi K K maybe you can take a look and ID these two mating dragonfly's.

I will also send a pic, of a rare North Island Robin and our native pigeon

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Old Apr 26, 2006, 6:41 AM   #2
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You've got me on these, Bill! Damselflies in tandem.

Superficially like the damselflyPyrrhosoma nymphulain the UK.

Nice shot ....... KK
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Old Apr 27, 2006, 2:07 AM   #3
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I had the idea that they might be called Mayflies in N.Z.Thay arefood for trout with

fisherman using hand tied fly to mimic them. This is shot over water.

They were taken full tele macro, not close enough for the close up lens.
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Old Apr 27, 2006, 5:28 AM   #4
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Mayflies are different ...... Dragonflies and Damselflies are from one Order ....Odonata, and Mayflies are from a different Order .... Ephemeroptera. Itis derived from the Greek "ephemera" meaning short-lived, and "ptera" meaning wings...... referring to the short lifespan of most adult mayflies.

lamellae) ......compared to the damselfly.

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