TM4791 : The wings of a dragonfly - a Norfolk Hawker (Aeshna isosceles)

taken 7 years ago, near to Burgh st Peter, Norfolk, Great Britain

The wings of a dragonfly - a Norfolk Hawker (Aeshna isosceles)
The wings of a dragonfly - a Norfolk Hawker (Aeshna isosceles)
Dragonflies eat mosquitoes and other insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They have large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. The insects are extremely manoeuvrable in flight, with flight muscles that can adjust stroke-frequency, amplitude, phase between forewings and hindwings and angle of attack - independently for each of the four wings. Depending on the angle of attack they also use a variety of lift-inducing mechanisms. [Many thanks to Hugh Venables for help with identification.]
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 July, 2010
Category
Insects > Insects   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4728 9174 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.0529N 1:38.3489E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4729 9172
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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