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Red-veined darter

Sympetrum fonscolombii

Description:

Males have a red abdomen, redder than many other Sympetrum species. The wings have red veins and the wing bases of the hind-wings are yellow. The pterostigma are pale with a border of black veins and the underside of the eye is blue/grey. The female is similar but the abdomen is yellow, not red, and the wings have yellow veins, not red veins as found in the males. The legs of both sexes are mostly black with some yellow. Immature males are like females but often with more red.



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Portugal

Lat: 38.85, Long: -9.09

Spotted on Aug 7, 2014
Submitted on Aug 7, 2014

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