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Four-spotted Chaser

Libellula quadrimaculata

Description:

Brown-yellowish dragonfly with massive body, some 5 cm in length, 7 to 8 in wingspan; with blackish pattern on last segments of the abdomen. It sports one dark spot in the centre of each wing, which gives this dragonfly its name.

Habitat:

Here, seen in a small valley in Jura mountain Range, around the lake Lamoura - the lake of glacial origin and highest altitude lake in Jura Mountain range, at 1156m. The valley is surrounded by a coniferous forest, and the majority of it is occupied by grassland, while some of the lake shores are peat-bogs. The site of Lamoura Lake has been designated as a Natura 2000 area, in order to protect this fragile peatbog ecosystem.


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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.39, Long: 5.98

Spotted on Aug 5, 2018
Submitted on Aug 29, 2018

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