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Banded demoiselle

Calopteryx splendens

Description:

Male and female are variable in color and pattern. The male has translucent wings which each have a broad, dark iridescent blue-black spot (or band) across the outer part. On immature dragonflies the spot is dark brown. The body can be a metallic blue or bluish green or a combination of both colors, depending on the time of year and location.

Habitat:

Near local river.


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2 Comments

Mauron
Mauron 3 weeks ago

Thanks.

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

What a pair of beauties Mauron. Terrific shots.

Mauron
Spotted by
Mauron

Ivančna Gorica, Slovenia

Lat: 45.89, Long: 14.81

Spotted on Jul 19, 2019
Submitted on Jul 20, 2019

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