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Epaulet Skimmer

Orthetrum chrysostigma


Garden on limestone outcrop in foothills of Los Serranos mountains.

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I had noticed it on just one occasion previously but just did a quick search on some of my Skimmers and I see lots of them doing it, including some I saw in Malaysia. Interesting.

John Curd
John Curd 6 years ago

Nice picture of an Epaulet, Malcolm. Did you notice this habit the skimmers have of sitting on just four legs with their front legs held up behind the eyes? Intriguing.

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Jun 19, 2015
Submitted on Jun 21, 2015

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