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Yes, we were very close:)
Great that you have the right ID, at least the genus was right :)
Yes, I know I was reading up on it too and still had difficulty, but I think mine is a Dragonfly and not a Damselfly, but would like someone with more expertise to confirm it - like you said maybe Jopy or take.ita
I'm not an expert of dragonflies, for me it's very difficult to see the differences. But maybe Jopy or taka.ita can help you?
I posted what I think is a Dragonfly - do either of you maybe know what kind it is?
Thank you wildsweld!
I changed the name, thanks for the explanation taka.ita.
Blue eyes, that makes it Red-Veined Darter.
Well, dragonflies are not my area, I only remembered some species when I searched ID for my Odonata, I did some quick research and I think that we're right, S. vulgatum has more black on tail and has more brown thorax what your dragonfly has'nt :)
Hi jopy, I went to take a look on the internet. I think you're right, but I understand why you're not sure because there are a lot of similarities with the Sympetrum vulgatum, really difficult! But the Sympetrum striolatum has more often black at the end of his body like mine has, so I suppose too that it's the striolatum. Let's hope we're right!:)
Maybe Sympetrum striolatum, I'm not sure...
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Spotted on Oct 13, 2013 Submitted on Oct 25, 2013