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johnjohnston
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Four-spotted Chaser
Four-spotted Chaser at Ardinning on Friday

odd
odd

@johnjohnston «Øyenstikker», (eye-poker) in Norwegian. I remember being in a pond when I was little, and they’d fly right overhead, and I thought they’d poke my eyes out. 👀

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@odd dragonfly is a much better name 😂

odd
odd

@hjertnes “Drageflue”.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@odd @hjertnes I love hearing different names for creatures and flowers (and the english translation). Also Devil's darning needle

odd
odd

@johnjohnston We call the Crane fly “Mygghank” (mygg=mosquito). “-hank”=??? “Handle”? I read they’ve found 4-5000 year old (dead) crane flies inside the pyramids.

fgtech
fgtech

@johnjohnston Great photo! I know how hard it is to catch one sitting still long enough to capture its image.