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Banded Skimmer – Orthetrum brachiale

Banded Skimmer  -  Orthetrum brachiale  

Julia Skimmer – Orthetrum Julia

Julia Skimmer - Orthetrum julia

Woodland Skimmer – Orthetrum monardi

Libellulidae - Orthetrum - Skimmers

Portia Widow – Palpopleura portia

Libellulidae - Palpopleura - Widows    

Stout Pintail – Acisoma inflatum – Gambia Dragonfly photo

Libellulidae - Acisoma - Pintails Stout Pintail – Acisoma inflatum - Gambia Dragonfly photo

Tropical Bluetail – Ischnura senegalensis – Gambia Dragonfly photo

Coenagrionidae - Ischnura - Bluetails Tropical Bluetail – Ischnura senegalensis - Gambia Dragonfly photo

26. Azure Bluet – Azure Damselfly – Coenagrion puella – UK European photo

Coenagrion – Eurasian Bluets The Azure Bluet - Coneagrion puella is relatively abundant in the U K compared to the scarcity of the Variable Bluet - Coenagrion pulchellum.  Superficially they look similar and are easily confused. These photographs show the key differences on classic specimens but again the mark on Segment 2 of the body [...]

133. Spotted Darter – Sympetrum depressiusculum – European Photo

  133. Spotted Darter - Sympetrum depressiusculum - European Dragonfly Photo The Spotted Darter ( Sympetrum depressiusculum ) is a rather localised species although it can sometimes be found in numbers at specific habitats. These include rice-paddies and even marshy borders edging waters which dry up in winter. The male gets its Latin name from its rather [...]

117. White-tailed Skimmer – Orthetrum albistylum European photo

  117. White-tailed Skimmer - European Dragonfly photo The White-tailed Skimmer ( Orthetrum albistylum ) is similar to the Black-tailed Skimmer ( Orthetrum cancellatum ) although its 'jizz' is noticeably different. It often favours perching on boardwalks and bare paths near water. KEY I/D FEATURES : The adult male White-tailed Skimmer - Orthetrum albistylum superficially resembles its Black-tailed [...]

102. Brilliant Emerald – Somatochlora metallica – European photo

102. Brilliant Emerald - Somatochlora metallica - European Dragonfly photo The Brilliant Emerald ( Somatachlora metallica ) is the most common member of the family in Europe but it can be difficult to find in the UK at its two well separated populations in Scotland and the south-east of England. Often seemingly endless fast flyers in shady areas near [...]