Identifiering av trollsländor är svårt. Jag gör mitt bästa men det är inte säkert jag har rätt.
To ID dragonflies is hard. I do my best but I might get it wrong. So, don´t take my word for it.

8/23/15

Stenflodtrollslända - Onychogomphus forcipatus - small pincertail

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Stenflodtrollslända - Onychogomphus forcipatus - small pincertail
© NF Photo 150813, Djulö Kvarn

A well camouflaged dragonfly. Can you see it?  :) 
Also know as: green-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly

Learn more about Onychogomphus forcipatus on wiki

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8/21/15

Blå jungfruslända - Calopteryx virgo - Beautiful Demoiselle

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The male


the egg laying female



Blå jungfruslända - Calopteryx virgo - Beautiful Demoiselle
© NF Photo 150813, Djulö Kvarn

This happened on Aug 13 which is rather late for this species. I was able to catch the female as she is laying eggs. If you look carefully you can see the eggs coming out in the end of her body. What amazed me also was the male. He was watching her the entire time I was watching them. If another male came to  the spot that male was chased away. In the last three images you can see both of them.  
This was the last day I saw them. 

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8/7/15

Röd flickslända - Pyrrhosoma nymphula - Large Red Damselfly

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Röd flickslända - Pyrrhosoma nymphula - Large Red Damselfly
© NF Photo 150609, CU parken

There are a few of this Damselfly in this little pond. This pair is about to mate and lay their eggs so hopefully there will be more of them next year. The last two images shows the process of laying eggs.

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8/6/14

Blågrön mosaikslända - Aeshna cyanea - Southern Hawker or Blue Darner

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Blågrön mosaikslända - Aeshna cyanea - Southern Hawker or Blue Darner
© NF Photo 140806, Krämbolsskogen

This is strange in a way as, at that particular place, 2 years in a row I ahve only seen oen female. No male. The female seem to lay hundred of eggs but there is only one adult I see. This is  a very small waterhole in the forest. Because of her coloring you can only see her when she moves.
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7/20/14

Brun mosaikslända, hona- Aeshna grandis - Brown hawker

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Brun mosaikslända, hona- Aeshna grandis - Brown hawker
© NF Photo 140715 , Boda Kvarn

I finally have both sexes.  The male is HERE 

The color on this one confused me a lot even if I know both sexes most often had different colors.
I got help from a group on FB to ID her: Trollsländor. This is a Swedish group but there might be english a well. Who knows?  A great place to get ID help. Just wanted to mention it.

 
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