The other Lestidae I ran into, was a female Lestes elatus, which I found at the fishponds. Luckily an easy species to recognize on account of its patterning. Also apparently common in all sorts of disturbed habitats. I found only one, but at least we know it is there. Hopefully also males next time.
|Lestes elatus, a female photographed from some distance|
|The same female in hand. I am sorry about the prominent finger, but if you check the print, you can see it is me. The pattern on S8-9 is very typical.|
|Orolestes octomaculatus, not a good photo and with flash, but you can see the typical double-dot pattern on all wings.|
|Another male, again a little hasty when taking the picture|
|Female of Orolestes octomaculatus, note the rather different, plain, coloration of S8-9 when compared to female O. selysi (see that post)|
|Note the large teeth on the ovipositor (same female as in previous picture)|