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Odonates are an order of insects, often called Dragonfly, to elongated body, with two pairs of membranous wings usually transparent, with large compound eyes and usually allow them to effectively hunt their prey.
Odonates together in two types: Damselfly and Anisoptera:
- The Anisoptera or dragonflies in the strict sense have the wings extended flat, not stalked and uneven, the anterior narrower than the posterior of the eyes often contiguous, a rapid flight.
- The damselfly damsels or to the body end, have the same fore and hind wings, a head wider than long, widely separated eyes. The flight is very fast and at rest, the wings are joined and erected over the body.
Morning walk in the reserve of the Camargue, in the month of July dragonflies are numerous in the vicinity of wetlands (as mosquitoes), dragonflies yellow, red dragon! 43 dragonfly species are listed in the Camargue, of 83 listed in France. (source PNRC Camargue 2005).
All photos in this gallery were taken with the Micro Nikkor 2.8 / 105 Afs Vr, sometimes associated with a converter Nikon TC14EIII.
Link : French Society of Odonatologie.