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Scarlet Dragonfly (male)

Crocothemis erythraea


he adult male Scarlet Dragonfly has a bright red, widened abdomen, and 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. The Scarlet Dragonfly is a common species in southern Europe and north Africa. It is recorded from every country in Africa and occurs across Asia as far as southern China. The Scarlet Dragonfly is a very rare vagrant in Britain. (Wiki)



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Paul Davis
Paul Davis 5 years ago
Scarlet Darter
Crocothemis erythraea

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nrvero 5 years ago

Thanks Paul!

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Woustviller, Lorraine, Tromelin Island

Lat: 49.08, Long: 7.01

Spotted on Aug 2, 2014
Submitted on Aug 4, 2014

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