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Locust or dragonfly? Plague or blessing?
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Hi all.

We went to Corralejo yesterday we were chatting to a bar owner. He said that the island is being invaded by a plague of locust... they had been blown over in the calima, but would not last long as there is nothing for them to eat! 
In Cotillo we have lots of dragonfly. Do you think they have confused them spurred on by the armageddon feeling of both the calima and Internet outage? Or has anyone seen a locust? 
See below pic of what we think must be a dragonfly today. So many of them about. Very beautiful.


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Seen some photos of locust in Fuerteventura a couple of days ago, can't remember what website was it on, sorry. Nothing about dragonflies though.
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Welcome to the forum Nemo4.

We've had loads of dragonflies in Tindaya today as well.
A friend came to visit today and said she had seen loads of locusts in Costa Calma over the weekend, pinkish in colour, and a lot bigger than the dragonflies. A few stray locusts reached her garden near Tefia, but no plague, thank goodness!
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The locusts are supposed to change colour when they “swarm”, can’t remember what colour/change it was though
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Yes there was definitely an increase in Dragonflies on Monday and yesterday in our area.
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Serious numbers of dragonfly down here in Esquinzo the past few days, a joy to see.
Saw a single locust - which Sooty the hotel cat was playing with.
Also just in the past 4 days, suddenly lots of swallows, look like they are joining the land hereabouts and every one is heading north, many in pairs, lots at low level, grabbing the insects that came in on the calima.
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We have also seen a large flock of swallows here in El Cotillo a few days ago ...never seen so many.  But the dragonflies we saw were on the road between Lajares and Majinicho.
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(28-02-2020, 07:58 AM)Helga Wrote: Serious numbers of dragonfly down here in Esquinzo the past few days, a joy to see.
Saw a single locust - which Sooty the hotel cat was playing with.
Also just in the past 4 days, suddenly lots of swallows, look like they are joining the land hereabouts and every one is heading north, many in pairs, lots at low level, grabbing the insects that came in on the calima.

Welcome to the forum Helga. Thanks for posting info from a different area of the island. Hope you are enjoying your stay.

We have lots of swallows here in Tindaya as well - they especially love the gardens with swimming pools which are of course attracting the dragonflies.

Glad the locust was a single - Sooty was welcome to it!
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