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Southern Skimmer

Orthetrum brunneum


This member of skimmer family, Libellulidae, is present from North Africa to Mongolia. Approximately some 5 cm long, and all body, including eyes, is sky blue. Transparent wings, with brown pterostigma.


Very common in Mediterranean, I met this specimen skimming on lake waters full of reed vegetation.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic


Spotted on Jul 21, 2015
Submitted on Aug 25, 2015

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