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Teratologies Adult female Calopteryx xanthostoma, abdominal teratology.<br />
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Here is an interesting document with referenced examples of Calopterygidae teratologies:<br />
<a href="http://www.sea-entomologia.org/PDF/Boletin52/265268BSEA52MPalopteryx.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://www.sea-entomologia.org/PDF/Boletin52/265268BSEA52MPalopteryx.pdf</a> Calopteryx xanthostoma,Western demoiselle,animalia,arthropoda,biodiversity,calopterygidae,damselfly,deformities,insecta,odonata,teratologies,zygoptera Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

    comments (2)

  1. Oh my! That actually looks painful.

    Belter of a shot.

    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Even with this kind of deformities there are even cases of successful copulations. I didn't saw any until now, but talking with friend specialists they confirmed that, which is fantastic, nature at its full! Cheers, Dave* Posted 3 years ago, modified 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

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