Last August (2008), I visited the Bohemian Paradise (Czech Republic). It was just for a holiday, not for a research project. On some days I have taken my camera and went searching for dragonflies. Here's a partly illustrated list of what I found.
At several places I found the Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea). A small pond in the area of the Prachovský skály was full of them. Several patrolling males and a freshly emerged female.
The Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) seems to be the most common Sympetrum species. I saw this species at many locations, including oviposition. The most common Sympetrum species in the Netherlands are S. vulgatum and S. striolatum - although the situation is of course dependent of the location.
The Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) is one of the species which still misses on my species list for the Netherlands. This one is photographed at the Sedmihorky pond.
The Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) is very common in the area.
There was a population of the Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) at the edge of a pond with the name Komárovský rybník. This is another species which lacks on my list for the Netherlands. I was happy to photograph both male and female.
The Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) is a common species in the area.
Some other species of which I did not take a decent photo.
- Lestes viridis
- Orthetrum cancellatum
- Aeshna grandis
- Sympetrum vulgatum
- Calopteryx virgo, still missing on my list for the Netherlands as well.
- Calopteryx splendens