I went Beijing Botanic Garden and Shangzhuang Reservoir in the past four weekends. There I got some fish, shrimp and aquatic insects. Here are some dragonflies.
Date: 3/29/2008 (Beijing Botanic Garden); 4/4/2008 (Shangzhuang Reservoir)
This one was captured in Beijing Botanic Garden. It was killed by the following one the day after I got it. All dragonflies and damselflies lay eggs in water and the naiad also grow up underwater.
This one also from Botanic Garden. It’s the larva of an Anax parthenope, big and tigerish enough to kill any creature smaller than it, just like the above one.
I tried to feed it until it’s eclosion. After all it was full-grown. But it died somehow a few days ago…
This is another species of Aeshnidae from Shangzhuang Reservoir. Anax nigrofasciatus (you can find the adult’s picture in this post) maybe. It’s healthy and greedy.
Compare of two species
I got three of this from the Reservoir, but one was killed. I’ve no idea which family it belongs to.
Lots of damselflies could be found in the reservoir. They are small and fragile. Actually, I collected a lot of them only as bait for dragonflies and fish.
Another species. It probably belongs to Libellulidae. I know little about dragonflies. Does anyone could help me classify them?
A poor goby…