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Large Red Damselfly

Observed: 12th May 2010 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
P043
P200
P031
Description:

P043:Female; P200: Male (23/05/2009);
P031: dark (melanotum) form (12/05/2010)

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P043 is an immature male.

The upper two photos are both males (look closely at the left hand one and you can (just about) make out the secondary genitalia under abdomen segment 2 + the claspers at the end of the abdomen are those of a male.

Females also have more black on the abdomen (not normally as much as the melanotum form though!