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Libélula (Scarlet darter)

Crocothemis erythraea

Habitat:

Mijares river

Notes:

inmature female

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kozoga
kozoga 8 years ago

Is said that dragonflies are immature from leaving the larval catch until adult coloration. In this case, this dragonfly, when mature, will have a much darker color. In males the difference is greater: generally bright colours (especially red) and pruinosity develop only as the adult dragonfly matures.

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

I'm confused, how is it immature when its an adult, dragonflies are adults when they shed and fly, unless they shed again like some mayflies

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Castelló de la Plana/Castellón de la Plana, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Jul 25, 2012
Submitted on Dec 6, 2012

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