49. Orange Featherleg – Platycnemis acutipennis – European Dragonfly photo
The Orange Featherleg ( Platycnemis acutipennis ) is confined to France and Iberia but where found it is common. On first encountering this species its colouring doesn’t suggest it being a member of that family but it is certainly a very attractive damselfly. It can occur in all types of waters from fast flowing rivers to still water lakes but it seems to prefer moderately sized and slower flowing rivers.