So-called Sombre Goldenring

So-called Sombre Goldenring

Observation - So-called Sombre Goldenring - Global. Description: I just discovered this interesting incorrect identificaton of mine from last year. Here are two shots of the same individual at a location where I have previously seen Common Goldenrings (Cordulegaster boltonii). I glibly assumed this to be the s

I just discovered this interesting incorrect identificaton of mine from last year. Here are two shots of the same individual at a location where I have previously seen Common Goldenrings (Cordulegaster boltonii). I glibly assumed this to be the same. On closer examination, however, this is the so-called Sombre Goldering (C. bidentata).

Quite exciting, really, though how anyone can term such a delightfully marked creature "sombre" is completely beyond me. ;-)