Observations in the Species: Orthetrum coerulescens

Common Name: Keeled Orthetrum or Keeled Skimmer or Keeled Skimmer Dragonfly

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Darter

EK3A7973
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Location: Lambert's Castle
Observed: 17th June 2017
Added: 23rd June 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Keeled Skimmer

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Location: Thursley Common
Observed: 13th June 2017
Added: 22nd June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Skimmer, Burrator Resevoir

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Location: Unnamed Road, Yelverton
Observed: 19th June 2017
Added: 19th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Possible keeled skimmer.

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Keeled Skimmer

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Location: Thursley Common
Observed: 13th June 2017
Added: 15th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dragonfly

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Location: Holt Lowes
Observed: 13th June 2017
Added: 15th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

A lot of these on this sandy heathland, mostly females and tenerals. The mature males are probably holding territory over the breeding water as I only saw one on the heath.

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keeled skimmer

EK3A7397
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Location: Burley
Observed: 11th June 2017
Added: 14th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Keeled Skimmer.

Keeled Skimmer.
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Location: Mill Pond, Swinley Forest
Observed: 13th June 2017
Added: 13th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Keeled Skimmer.

Keeled Skimmer.
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Location: Mill Pond, Swinley Forest
Observed: 13th June 2017
Added: 13th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Keeled Skimmer.

Keeled Skimmer.
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Location: Mill Pond, Swinley Forest
Observed: 11th June 2017
Added: 11th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Dragonfly

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Location: Dalavil, Isle of Skye
Observed: 25th May 2017
Added: 26th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Keeled Skimmer

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Location: Wildmoor Heath, Crowthorne
Observed: 31st August 2016
Added: 8th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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2016-08-18 (110)

2016-08-18 (110)
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Location: Thursley Nature Reserve, Surrey
Observed: 18th August 2016
Added: 18th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Keeled Skimmers in copula

P1010020
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Location: Crockford bridge
Observed: 16th August 2016
Added: 16th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Keeled Skimmer Male

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Location: Fleet
Observed: 12th August 2016
Added: 12th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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KS

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Location: New Forest
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Male or female keeled Skimmer?

Keeled Skimmer Dragonfly
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Location: Fleet Pond
Observed: 7th August 2014
Added: 7th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Keeled Skimmer Female

SAM_8537
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Location: ancells farm fleet
Observed: 6th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dragonfly

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By: Daniel Hough
Location: New Forest
Observed: 7th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dragonfly

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By: Daniel Hough
Location: New Forest
Observed: 25th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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odd colouring on Orthetrum coerulescens

Orthetrum coerulescens Keeled skimmer male
By: miked
iSpot team
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Location: Soldiers Rd, Wareham
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Dragonfly

skimmer
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Location: Morden Bog
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Medium-sized dragonfly. Blue eyes. Orange wingspots.

Out in great numbers.

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dragonfly

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Location: Brentmoor Heath, West End, Surrey
Observed: 20th July 2016
Added: 20th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dragonfly

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By: Swallowtail
Location: Holt Lowes
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 18th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Two Dragonflies

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Location: Arne RSPB
Observed: 7th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Dragonfly

1
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Location: Arne RSPB
Observed: 7th July 2016
Added: 8th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dragonfly ID

Dragonfly ID
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Location: Dartmoor, Devon
Observed: 27th June 2016
Added: 27th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Female Keeled Skimmer

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Location: Brownsea Island
Observed: 21st June 2016
Added: 22nd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

The term golden tends to be used for anything vaguely bright yellow but I think this dragonfly can only be described as golden. Seen resting on shingle on the south shore of Brownsea Island.

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2016-06-13 (694)

P1020986
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Location: Thursley Nature Reserve
Observed: 12th June 2016
Added: 13th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

A very slender and golden dragonfly

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Skimmer Dragonfly

Skimmer
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Location: Bloody Bridge Path, Mourne Mountains
Observed: 6th August 2015
Added: 6th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Pale blue abdomen. Dots in segments. Brown pterostigma. No obvious antehumeral stripe but otherwise quite like the Keeled Skimmer.

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Another keel

3302 Keeled Skimmer_D_03
By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Location: Latchmore Bottom
Observed: 5th July 2015
Added: 26th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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