Mystery Solved

I posted the other day about an unusual insect I saw in Saraswati Garden. At the time, I thought it was a butterfly or a moth but I couldn’t find a photo on the internet that was anything like it.

Today I went to the Tulasi Farm in Amritapuri and there was an area that had MANY of these insects. In watching them fly, I knew they weren’t either butterflies or moths. They moved so fast I couldn’t see them well, but I thought they might be dragon flies.

When I looked on the internet, I discovered there are 91 species of dragon flies in Kerala. I was able to find a photo of one that looked similar to what I had seen.

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10 thoughts on “Mystery Solved

  1. Dragonflies are among my favorite creatures….Visitors from Paradise. Loving your posts from Amritapuri. Yesterday was the Winter Solstice, and it was obvious at this latitude, with a very late rising sun and early setting sun. It’s nice to see another world of vegetation and sunlight, which can be hard to imagine in this dark cloudy world here. But there are lots of colored holiday lights all over Seattle, which helps! Merry Christmas!

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    1. I once learned a Native American chant that was said to create such stillness that a dragonfly would land on you. I tried it out at that time and it worked!!!

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