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keeled skimmer (male)

Orthetrum coerulescens


An average sized dragonfly at around 40-44mm,The males develop a blue pruinescence over the whole length of the abdomen. Often found with its wings low in warm weather to shade its thorax.


seen at Otwell meadows resting on the pathway.

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Debbie Stewart
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Debbie Stewart

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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