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Scarce chaser

Observed: 23rd May 2011 By: JonathanWallaceJonathanWallace’s reputation in InvertebratesJonathanWallace’s reputation in InvertebratesJonathanWallace’s reputation in InvertebratesJonathanWallace’s reputation in Invertebrates
libellula_fulva
Description:

Combination of black face, glassy blue eyes, black pterostigma and hind wings with dark bases separate this species from other Libellula and Orthetrum species.
This is a mature male. Immature males have an orange abdomen with a black central stripe.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Much-mated

Looks much-mated by loss of pruinescence on mid-abdominal segments. Rubbed off by females' legs when in cop.

Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust

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The mark of success!

The mark of success!

Jonathan Wallace