Lestes viridis at My Favorite Dragonfly Location

Yesterday late afternoon I drove by my favorite dragonfly location at Rands Fjord. The weather was beautiful and I expected to see species like Aeshna cyanea, Aeshna grandis, Aeshna mixta and different members of the Sympetrum genus, which are all common and typical for this time of year.

Trying to photograph a Sympetrum vulgatum perched on a tree trunk, I spotted a rather large metallic green damselfly which looked very much like a Lestes viridis. Getting a closer look I could confirm that it really was a Lestes viridis, so I started looking for more in trees and bushes, and found (and photographed) several specimens both males and females.

It is the first time I have seen this rare species at this location.