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Western demoiselle;

Calopteryx xanthostoma


Male. Damselfly endemic of the South of France and the Iberian peninsula. It is very similar to the Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens). The male's wings are clear from the base to the node and deep blue from the node all the way through to the tip and the body is metallic dark blue, with the three last segments dyed ventrally of yellow pale. In the female body is metallic green with the last three segments of light brown color. The female wings are hyaline and the pterostigma is white and pretty close to the end of the wing, although a variable proportion of females has no pterostigma. The legs are black.


Spotted at a mountain river. Reserva de la Biosfera del Río Eo


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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arlanda 4 years ago

Gracias Luis

arlanda 4 years ago

Thanks Ingrid3

LuisStevens 4 years ago

Que belleza!

Ingrid3 4 years ago

Fantastic wing markings!

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San Tirso de Abres, Asturias, Spain

Spotted on Aug 26, 2016
Submitted on Mar 9, 2017

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