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Calopteryx xanthostoma Calopteryx xanthostoma, adult male. Calopteryx xanthostoma,Western demoiselle,animalia,biodiversity,calopterygidae,damselfly,insects,odonata,zygoptera Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Quite stunning, the detail in the wings is wonderful. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot, Claire Hamilton, cheers* Posted 3 years ago

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The western demoiselle or yellow-tailed demoiselle is a species of damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It replaces the banded demoiselle in southern France and the Iberian Peninsula, and is sometimes considered a subspecies of that species .

The male of ''C.xanthostoma'' generally has more extensive colouring in the wings than that of ''C.splendens'', usually reaching to the wingtips. Unlike ''C. splendens'', the males have clear wings when first emerging as adults, only.. more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
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Uploaded Oct 13, 2015. Captured May 21, 2015 17:33.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/7.1
  • 1/500s
  • ISO250
  • 195mm