Za hrdinou do Chřibů – Cordulegaster heros / Meeting with Cordulegaster heros

Cordulegaster heros in Chřiby, South Moravia, recent (2009) addition to Czech odonatofauna. Read the rest of this entry »

Nejmenší a z nejvzácnějších – šidélko lesklé (Nehalennia speciosa) na druhé lokalitě v Čechách / European smallest and one of the rarest – Sedgling – found on the second locality in Czechia

In 2014, a new locality of Pygmy Damslefly - Sedling, was found in Czechia. This discovery has raised the number of know Czech populations by 100%. Read the rest of this entry »

Epitheca bimaculata – splněno! Ale s podtitulem: byla to blbárna.

Eurasian baskettail (Epitheca bimaculata) - a new addition to my checklist Read the rest of this entry »

Field Guide Vážky České republiky … Už brzy / Coming soon

Our new photographic field guide for Czech dragonflies should be available In few weeks. All content & graphics tasks are done, the "ready-to-print" pdf is being delivered to a printing house, so we expect that you may get it on your bookshelf sometime in early May. I hope. Read the rest of this entry »

Modří skokani – Blue Moor Frogs – Rana arvalis

I know this is not a dragonfly but I've been looking for these blue guys couple years already, and last Saturday I finally succeeded. To justify publishing them on dragonfly site it is fair to say that 1) they eat dragonflies and 2) they were on a pond where Leucorrhinia rubicunda & pectoralis appear later in the spring in great numbers :-). Read the rest of this entry »

A zase soutěž / Yet another quiz

Well, I myself would have troubles to get all of them right ... Read the rest of this entry »

Poznáte vážky? 2 / Do you know dragonflies well? No.2

Do you know dragonflies well? A short quiz to recognize dragonflies by a shape. Read the rest of this entry »

Poznáte vážky? / Do you know dragonflies well?

Do you know dragonflies well? A short quiz to recognize dragonflies by a shape. Read the rest of this entry »

Parthenopeland

Lesser Emperor ( Anax parthenope) has been my dreamed photographic target for this season, but I had been failing to meet it until I visited a real "parthenopeland" at Droužkovice, near Chomutov (North Bohemia). Read the rest of this entry »

Kordulčí jaro

Hairy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) in love Read the rest of this entry »