04 Jul '12, 6am

The Annotated Budak: Red-alikes by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Red-alikes by @budak

The scarlet basker is described as a medium-sized libellulid, but its stature, which could well be taken for granted at a lonely pond, becomes apparent in the company of smaller odonates, namely the common parasols that float through reed beds and skim over garden pools. Males of the latterr, with their livery of colour that stops short of the tips of their stubby, fluttery wings, seldom stray far from wayside vegetation, defending territories spanning just a few square feet. Their manner of flight has a certain hesitancy which keeps the insects on a low and lingering leash, though these limitations of power do not appear to hinder the species' conquest of suburban habitats. Look up a little and it's likely that the pond where dozens of parasols perch and prey is watched over by a rather larger odonate with colours that burn and somewhat angular wings with pointed tips and...

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The Annotated Budak: Proboscism by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Proboscism by @budak

budak.blogs.com 05 Jul '12, 9am

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budak.blogs.com 02 Jul '12, 1pm

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budak.blogs.com 06 Jul '12, 2am

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budak.blogs.com 22 Jun '12, 11am

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