Mosquitoes often became a nuisance

TCD MS 10515 folio 96 verso

TCD MS 10515 folio 96 verso

Dragonflies and Diptera
On approaching the river bank, mosquitoes often became a nuisance, collecting about a camp in large numbers. Dragon Flies (Spec. ) especially a very distinctive species with the outer third of the wings perfectly transparent and the remainder almost black, haunted the camel-thorn at the brink of the water. These Dragonflies are remarkably dependent on the wind for the steadiness of their flight

pencil drawing of a dragonfly on 96V