Rare green snaketail dragonfly news


This is a 2009 video, showing a green snaketail dragonfly along the Roer river in Limburg province in the Netherlands.

Translated from the Dutch Vlinderstichting entomologists:

Friday, July 31, 2015

It’s a good year for the green snaketail dragonfly. This rare species has been absent for decades in the Netherlands, but since 1996 it’s back in Limburg [province]. Three years ago, the green snaketail dragonfly was seen along the Dommel [river in North Brabant province] and it has been seen there once again.

Sawfly larvae feeding, video


This video shows sawfly larvae feeding on leaves.

Inge Koesen made this video in her backyard in the Netherlands.

Silver-studded blue butterfly dancing, video


This video shows a silver-studded blue butterfly, moving in a way which looks like dancing.

MarijkeS from the Netherlands made this video.

Dung beetle rolls dung ball, video


This video shows a dung beetle rolling a dung ball; in Nationaal Park Veluwezoom in the Netherlands.

Hummingbird hawkmoth visits flowers, video


This slow motion video from Nijmegen city in Gelderland province in the Netherlands shows a hummingbird hawkmoth (and a bee) visiting flowers.

Recorded on 28 June 2015.

Beautiful caterpillar on Vlieland island


This video is about a caterpillar of the Acronicta aceris moth species.

Warden Anke Bruin reports that an Acronicta aceris, or sycamore moth, caterpillar was recently found on wood on Vlieland island in the Netherlands.