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Female Broad bodied chaser

Observed: 1st July 2012 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Female Broad bodied chaser
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Description:

Amazing in flight - taken aback at the size - new to me. Yellow = female?

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It is a female as the anal appendages are set wide apart. It should be noted that immature males are also yellow but their anal appendages are set close together and even converge.

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thanks....

Chris - are they always this sort of size? - really took me aback when flew in front of me.

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Size

Females appear bigger as their abdomen's are usually broader. A large and impressive insect. Regards Chris

PS I should have said nice pic by the way.

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