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Scarlet Dragonfly; Libélula Escarlata

Crocothemis erythraea


Female. The adult male scarlet dragonfly has a bright scarlet red, widened abdomen, with small amber patches at the bases of the hindwings. Females and immatures are yellow-brown and have a conspicuous pale stripe along the top of the thorax.


Sandy dunes close to the sea


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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Principado de Asturias, Spain

Spotted on Aug 28, 2015
Submitted on Nov 19, 2015

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