The two milestones have been :
- Zygonyx torridus new to Almeria
- Gomphus pulchellus new to Teruel
As for the Gompid look at SB6 sub-page newly added to the Exuviae Collection page.
So why has the year been so hard; the weather of course. May was disaster but it wasn't until October and then the November trip that things really improved. The problem, as always, has been wind. Fine bright warm weather is vital for studying dragonflies but when it's windy you might as well stay in bed.
I remember the last trip to Aguadulce. I visited the pond by the beach. For the first time this year the wind had dropped and the pond was alive with odes and most especially many pairs of Anax parthenope ovipositing. They are pictured here. The day before I had visited the pond. It was windy and there was nothing about. This day without wind it was alive.