Sunday 26 May 2024

Female Ditch Jewel

Ditch Jewel (Brachythemis contaminata, 黄翅蜻). Female.

Very common dragonfly: here and throughout much of Asia. The English and scientific names are a little pejorative. From late Spring through Autumn they are easy to find in the lily ponds and by the edges of the Xiang river.

Female Ditch Jewel at Taozi Lake