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Red veined Darter; Dardo de Venas Rojas

Sympetrum fonscolombii


Male. Males have a red abdomen, redder than many other Sympetrum species. The wings have red veins and the wing bases of the hind-wings are yellow. The pterostigma are pale with a border of black veins and the underside of the eye is blue/grey. The female is similar but the abdomen is yellow, not red, and the wings have yellow veins, not red veins as found in the males. The legs of both sexes are mostly black with some yellow. Immature males are like females but often with more red.


Alpine meadow above 1900 m. Parque Natural de Sierra de Gredos


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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San Juan de Gredos, Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.27, Long: -5.25

Spotted on May 16, 2015
Submitted on Jun 3, 2015

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