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« on: September 07, 2012, 07:43:27 PM »
Can anyone tell me what this is? It sunned itself for long enough for a couple of shots. It looks like it has been in the wars:


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« on: September 07, 2012, 07:43:27 PM »

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Re: Unknown...
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 01:54:35 PM »
It's one of the darter dragonflies (Libellulidae, Sympetrum spp.), although I'm not sure which one; it depends where in the world it was shot to make a firmer ID.
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Re: Unknown...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 02:19:45 PM »
It's one of the darter dragonflies (Libellulidae, Sympetrum spp.), although I'm not sure which one; it depends where in the world it was shot to make a firmer ID.

Thanks for that. I have been told it is a common darter, mature female. This was taken in Marlow, on the edge of the Thames Valley to the west of London in the UK.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 02:52:27 PM »

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Re: Unknown...
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 04:00:03 PM »
It's one of the darter dragonflies (Libellulidae, Sympetrum spp.), although I'm not sure which one; it depends where in the world it was shot to make a firmer ID.

Thanks for that. I have been told it is a common darter, mature female. This was taken in Marlow, on the edge of the Thames Valley to the west of London in the UK.

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The colours match those of a female common darter, it just looked a little like there were some secondary genitalia under the wing. The other possibility, is that it is an immature male, which can lack the red abdomen.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 04:00:03 PM »