Hi. I have some unusual pics of what might be strange behaviour of a D'fly and some seven spotted ladybirds. I saw the d'fly on the garden fence with some ladybirds and got the camera out. As I attempted to get a close up of the d'fly it flew away but returned to the same spot on the fence. This happened a number of times but I got several pics. It was only when I was tranferring pics. onto the computer that I noticed what seemed to be small ladybirds parked on the d'fly at the point where the wings joined the body. I cannot find any info about this and I hope I am not seeing things, hence this post. Eventually the d'fly left the fence complete with cargo.
I would be very happy to learn if anyone in the forum can throw some light on the situation
Some (here is another one) female Sympetrum vulgatum are red at the wing-base like the males, while others are not. Some females are even red on the abdomen, like those (Gemeine Heidelibelle = Sympetrum vulgatum, Blutrote Heidelibelle = Sympetrum sangiuneum, Feuerlibelle = Crocothemis erythraea).
I guess it was the black spots on the red area that started the adrenaline rush. Having looked at your pics it seems as if I have jumped to conclusions but at least I have learned something new. Many thanks for the help.