Dragonfly - Wandering Glider
Taken at Llanelli on 29th July 2014 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.

 

 
Dragonfly - Wandering Glider
Species:
Order:
Family:
A.K.A.
Pantala flavescens.
Odonata.
Libellulidae.

Globe Skimmer.
Food:

Body Length:
Wingspan:
Male:

Female:
Young:
Habitat:

Feature:
Aquatic invertebrates such as aquatic insect larvae and small shrimps. Even tadpoles and small fish are used for food.
Up to 4.5 cm.
7.2 - 8.4 cm.
The head is yellowish to reddish. The body is usually yellow to golden colored with a dark line and hairy.
Minor differences, with the general rule the the male wings are darker.
A clutch consists of between 500 and 2000 eggs.
All Globe Skimmer records from England or France are of extremely doubtful value and may arise from co-importation with shipments of bananas.
It is considered to be the most widespread Dragonfly on the planet.