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Common Darters, Red Female

Observed: 27th September 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Dragonfly, Common Darter, pair, ovipositing, red female, Little Paxton, 2012-09-27 002
Dragonfly, Common Darter, pair, ovipositing, red female, Little Paxton, 2012-09-27 004
Description:

Laying in the same puddles as the others. The female of this pair is quite red - I wondered what was going on for a minute or two. The side view shows that the red doesn't extend all the way round the abdomen though. Apparently some older females are like this.

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