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I've done a tiny edit on this spotting; I've made the species name start with a lower-case "c." So now it's "Aeshna cyanea." The genus name first letter is always capitalized, and the species name is always lower-case.
Welcome to Project Noah, AlimiekeBol. Lovely spotting!
The color is hard to tell because of the glow from the sun, I thought it was yellow but I'll follow your suggestion. Thanks.
no - sorry it's not - rather Southern Hawker (Aeshna Cyanea) according to a more yellowish thorax and the yellow shoulders....
i think it is a male migrant hawker - it's their time now - maybe you'd like to compare it to my similar spotting from austria: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/147...
Thank you, Fyn. I've been looking at a lot of pictures of dragonflies but couldn't find that same pattern of dots. You've just narrowed down my search.
Great shot! This is a Darner species, not sure what you have over there.
Lat: 52.30, Long: 5.61
Spotted on Aug 18, 2012 Submitted on Oct 13, 2012