Monday, September 23, 2013


La Gomera is home to a huge number and variety of dragonflies. These harmless and useful insects can be encountered almost anywhere on the island and they come in amazing colours. They could be totally black or bright red, metallic blue, neon green and many more colours. Maybe they're the reason that we hardly have any mosquitoes on La Gomera, as dragonflies prefer the same type of damp, moist habitat and prey on mosquitoes and other small insects. I snapped the red one near my back door a couple of days ago.

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