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Bush giant dragonfly

Large dragonfly on a hand.
Miraz Jordan

Sometimes in summer a Bush giant dragonfly finds its way into the house and then gets ‘stuck’ in a corner. I can cup my hands around it to take it outside to freedom.

The other day I managed to ‘catch’ one in flight above the lake (Puna o te Ora) at the corner of Strathnaver Drive and Reay Mackay Grove.

Dragonfly in flight above a lake.

Dragonfly in flight with wings extended, above a lake.

These dragonflies are huge — you’ll definitely know when you see one!

This item was updated on Monday 27 December 2021

I live at Waikawa Beach and love all the wildlife, fauna and flora.