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White-tailed skimmer

Orthetrum albistylum


Large, yellow and black, female, 45-50 mm, distinctive white appendage that also gives its name. Has black pterostigmas.


On vegetation, high banks of large, slow-flowing lowland river.


Very common species in Romania, males can be seen sitting on open ground near the water, launching low fast flights over the water.

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Alex C.
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Alex C.


Spotted on Jun 10, 2018
Submitted on Jun 11, 2018

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