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young maleVagrant Darter, Gemeine Heidelibelle

Sympetrum vulgatum

Description:

Female yellow, golden, brownish dragonfly, about 7 cm long from head to the tip of the tail

Habitat:

near water

Notes:

@monkey mind

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4 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Cute eyes, Lovely catch.

thanks taka.ita! good job, I´ll update

taka.ita
taka.ita 8 years ago

My take: young male Sympetrum vulgatum. It has yellow on the legs, which rules out Sympetrum sanguineum (which has totally black legs) and leaves S. vulgatum and S. striolatum.

The abdomen has a bobble near the end (widens and gets smaller again), it has lots of yellow on the legs and it has a "moustache". That all points to S. vulgatum..

updated

Gemeinde Kottingbrunn, Niederösterreich, Austria

Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 4, 2011

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