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Dragonfly 07.05.2011 12-33-39

Observed: 7th May 2011 By: lo553
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
lo553’s reputation in Invertebrates
dragonfly 07.05.2011 12-33-39
dragonfly 07.05.2011 12-33-39 1

it hung in the coniferes just above my head when i walked by.
A rather large insect. I estimatetd about 10 cm in width (wings) and lenght (body)

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Have to agree that lateral

Have to agree that lateral markings look more like bidentata although yellow occipital triangle suggests boltonii. On balance, though, I'd agree bidentata.

Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust

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Never looked at location, assumed it was in U.K. School boy error. I can now see distinguishing features of both species which include the yellow (rather than black) occipital triangle, and the absence of the narrower golden rings on S5-S8 which is more suggestive of bidentata?? A tough one....