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Pyrrhosoma nymphula, Liperi, Finland Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) is the only mainly red Damselfly species in Finland. This was the first for me and I was lucky to have a chance to photograph it for a while. Coenagrionidae,Finland,Geotagged,Large Red Damselfly,Pyrrhosoma nymphula,Spring,damselfly,finland,insect,large red damselfly,liperi,odonata,pyrrhosoma,pyrrhosoma nymphula,zygoptera Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Pyrrhosoma nymphula, Liperi, Finland

Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) is the only mainly red Damselfly species in Finland. This was the first for me and I was lucky to have a chance to photograph it for a while.

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  1. I guess this is a male judging by it's appendages and lack of ovipositor. Please correct me if I'm wrong ;-) ! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Yes, it's a male. In doubt always check for presence/absence of secondary genitalia bellow the 2nd abdominal segment Posted 3 years ago
      1. That's a good hint indeed. Thanks RMFelix, this kind of knowledge sharing is one of the reasons I signed in here :). Posted 3 years ago
  2. . . . Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  3. Great shot and yes, that is what we al enjoy here! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Annette and sorry for the extremely slow reply :). Posted 3 years ago

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The Large Red Damselfly ''Pyrrhosoma nymphula'' is a European damselfly. It is one of the first damselflies to emerge in the year.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Ari Parviainen
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By Ari Parviainen

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Uploaded Feb 18, 2016. Captured Jun 9, 2015 09:15 in Kontkalantie 31, 83400 Liperi, Finland.
  • NIKON D3000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO200
  • 150mm