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Zyginella pulchra

Observed: 5th August 2009 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Zyginella pulchra
Zyginella pulchra
Zyginella pulchra
Zyginella pulchra (Pair)
Zyginella pulchra
Description:

A greenish-yellow species which has a dark spot near the wing tip and black streaks on the apical veins. The apical cells are dusky.
Males typically have a red clavus and scutellum and are unmistakably in that form. However in there teneral state and as grenish/yellow adults they could be mistaken for females.
Females have a dark transverse band on the face below the eyes; 2nd to last image in this series.
I am not aware if females can also have a red clavus..?
An all greenish male can be seen in the copulating pair, aberrant forms with the red clavus can also be found, (last image)

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ID comment

Hi, you seem to have missed out the species from the ID but have it in the title.

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Many thanks Chris,
All put to rights.