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Copper Demoiselle; Caballito del Diablo de Alas Negras

Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis


Female. This is a species of damselfly which is found in western mediterranean Europe. Medium size (50 mm) and wingspan above 60 mm. Males have a dark red body, sometimes blackish, with copper sheens that are sometimes missing. The underside of the 3 last abdomen segments is a uniform pink or bright red colour. The wings show a dark area. Females are metallic green to bronze coloured. You can easily tell them apart with the short dark apical mark on the hind wings. The female's wings bear a white pseudopterostigma. The Copper Demoiselle's tibias are sometimes brown while they are always black on other Calopterygidae species. It is often found along streams and rivers. Adults of this species can be seen between the months of April and September


Spotted at a brook course close to the sea shore.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/10; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. Flash fired

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Principado de Asturias, Spain

Lat: 43.55, Long: -6.99

Spotted on Aug 23, 2014
Submitted on Nov 24, 2014

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