Cordulegaster insignis (m) Blue-eyed Goldenring 8-0414 W 700

099. Blue-eyed Goldenring  –  Cordulegaster insignis – European Dragonfly photo

This Blue-eyed Goldenring  ( Cordulegaster insignis )  was photographed in Western Turkey near the small mountain stream shown below after a very strenuous hike.

Although this is the only Goldenring – Cordulegaster species to be found mainly with blue eyes in some parts of Turkey green-eyed forms can occur. Another useful identification feature is the yellow occipital triangle between the back of the eyes.


Golgeli Mountain stream, Western Turkey 8-0262 700

Cordulegaster insignis (m) Blue-eyed Goldenring 8-0416 W 700