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This appears to be a female Red-veined Darter being eaten by a large Robberfly.


Coastal marshes.

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Looking again, it is definitely a Robberfly but not sure which species. Quite a large one though.

John Curd
John Curd 7 years ago

Interesting shot. The legs of the diner are certainly not those of a dragonfly (much too thick) but I have no idea what it might be.

You probably know this already but yes, dragonflies are cannibalistic. dragonflies frequently take damselflies and, perhaps less frequently, other dragonflies.

Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Aug 19, 2014
Submitted on Dec 4, 2014

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