Aeshna mixta

Aeshna mixta

Observation - Aeshna mixta - UK and Ireland. Description: This male had been attacked and partially consumed by an Emperor Dragonfly. I have seen a number of odonates attacking and eating smaller ones and am struck by the number of times they leave what would seem to be the most nutricious part - the large fligh

This male had been attacked and partially consumed by an Emperor Dragonfly. I have seen a number of odonates attacking and eating smaller ones and am struck by the number of times they leave what would seem to be the most nutricious part - the large flight muscles in the thorax.
It was still moving nearly an hour later.