Golden ringed dragonfly

The track alongside the Llyn Parc Mawr nature reserve, just on the outskirts of Newborough, is a favourite hunting place for all kinds of dragonflies, including this striking (and massive) golden-ring (Cordulegaster boltonii).

Golden ringed dragonfly - Cordulegaster boltonii.

Golden ringed dragonfly – Cordulegaster boltonii.

I think this is a female because of the spike (ovipositor) on the end of her abdomen. I’d say she was about 11cm long: very impressive:)

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