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Spotted Darter Dragonflies (고추잠자리)

Posted in Animals, Diary notes, seasons by 노강호 on October 11, 2010


Female 'chili dragonfly' lazing in the sun


October sees the second flush of dragonflies, the first being around mid-summer. The specie dominating this flush is the ‘Spotted Darter,’ (definetly –Sympetrum and possibly – Depressiusculum). In Korean these are known as ‘chili dragonflies’ (고추잠자리) as the males are bright red. Unfortunately, my one-room roof seemed only to attract females.



a temporary rest




the male is bright red in colour


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  1. Mrs Nelson said, on October 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Dear Nick,
    I must say I love your blogs. I really do. Hamish had one of your podcasts playing the other day and they are such treats to listen to. Keep up the fine work, must say that while your blogs may cater towards those of us who are in Korea for more than binges we are all thankful. 😉
    I am quite the baker by the way so if you’re ever in our neck of the woods you’ll have to come for tea and sweets!
    Best, Mandy

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