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Golden-Ringed Dragonfly

Observed: 20th July 2012 By: LeucarethLeucareth’s reputation in InvertebratesLeucareth’s reputation in Invertebrates
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very large yellow and black dragonfly hunting insects in a field filled with long grass and wild flowers.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Lovely image of a lovely dragonfly, a female.

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Thank you, i did wonder if it

Thank you, i did wonder if it was male or female, can i ask how you tell the difference?

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Male / female

Hi, they are superficially very similar; however the female has a long ovipositor protruding from the tip of the abdomen, which is clearly visible in your image. Regards Chris

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Ah thank you Chris, ill know

Ah thank you Chris, ill know what to look out for in future :D