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This immature male Blue Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) landed early this morning in my balcony. He was exhausted, waiting for the first morning light to warm him. Although this species is considered non-migratory in Europe, it might be possible that he was migrating from Africa, were it is considered migratory? Given the proximity of Crete to Africa this, could be a possible explanation for the exhaustion of this individual. After the sun rose, the warmth gave strength to the Emperor and flew away.
Spotted on Mar 30, 2016
Submitted on Mar 31, 2016
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