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Large Red Damselfly; Caballito del Diablo Rojo

Pyrrhosoma nymphula


Small damselfly 33-38 mm with separated eyes. Males are redder than females and with yellow bands only in the final segments. Females occur in many colour forms, but all have yellow bands around the abdominal segments. They can easily be confused with small red damselflies, but the latter has orange legs, while the large red damselfly has black legs.


Mountain river banks. Pine tree forest. Parque Regional de la Sierra de Gredos.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.34, Long: -5.14

Spotted on Jul 16, 2016
Submitted on Nov 25, 2016

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