Black Tailed Skimmer with Possible Parasite

Black Tailed Skimmer with Possible Parasite

Observation - Black Tailed Skimmer with Possible Parasite - UK and Ireland. Description: Two thins interesting here. Firstly, there is something on the abdomen of the dragonfly; I wondered if it was a parasite. Secondly, it seems to be wiping its eyes with its front legs.

Two thins interesting here. Firstly, there is something on the abdomen of the dragonfly; I wondered if it was a parasite.
Secondly, it seems to be wiping its eyes with its front legs.