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Jane T
Hong Kong
03:13 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Image Details:

This green skimmer dragonfly (orthetrum sabina), with a military-patterned thorax and an artillery-style abdomen or "tail", could almost be a CGI creation from a science fiction movie.

Interesting fact:
When dragonflies mate, the male uses the clasper on its abdomen tip to grab the back of the female’s head, and the female bends her abdomen towards the male, creating a closed mating wheel formation that some say resembles a heart. Some species fly connected together like this whilst mating. It’s been mating season here for some local species, so we’ve seen a few flying couples lately. For these dragonflies at least, love is, quite literally, in the air.