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Keeled Skimmer

Orthetrum coerulescens


This is a slim looking dragonfly, some 5cm in length. The wings have a straw yellow costa and golden-yellow pterostigma. The male develops a blue pruinescence over the whole length of the abdomen.


This is a common European species, found around ponds and other water bodies - here, in a small artificial pond in pre-Alps.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Jun 30, 2019
Submitted on Jul 2, 2019

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