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Scarce Chaser/Bruine Korenbout

Libellula fulva


Is a species of dragonfly. The adult male has a bright blue abdomen with patches of black, while the adult female and juvenile male each have a bright orange abdomen. It is about 45 mm in length with an average wingspan of 74 mm. It is distributed throughout Europe.


1 Species ID Suggestions

taka.ita 10 years ago
Bruine Korenbout
Libellula fulva Bruine korenbout - Libellula fulva |

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The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Yes, Mark. The strangest thing is the red dot :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

cartoon eyes

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Thanks, taka.ita! I will correct it this evening ;-)

taka.ita 10 years ago

Bruine korenbout (Scarce Chaser) , because no other (European) species of dragonfly has such eyes. Also on photo #3 you can see another mark: the dark spot at the end of the wing (not the pterostigma).

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

many thanks for your nice comment, Song Sparrow :-)

The MnMs
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Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 10, 2013
Submitted on Sep 7, 2013

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