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Blue emperor

Anax imperator


A common, large aeshnid of African origin. Its one of Europe's largest dragonflies. Males with sky blue abdomen with a black line and apple green thorax. Eyes green and blue. Abdomen slightly curved downwards.


Standing waters, often large and well vegetated.


Interestingly, this guy spent a lot of time perching, enough for me to take a couple of good shots. Wasn't very active.

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Alex C.
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Alex C.


Lat: 47.75, Long: 26.56

Spotted on Jul 7, 2015
Submitted on Jul 21, 2015

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