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''Orthetrum brunneum'', the Southern Skimmer, is a species of 'skimmers' belonging to the family Libellulidae. This 'skimmer' is present in most of Europe.

The adults grow up to 40–45 millimetres long. Their dimensions on average are larger than in ''Orthetrum coerulescens''. They can be encountered from mid June through late August in the immediate vicinity of quiet rivers or close to stagnant and shallow waters, laying on a well sunny ground. Their life cycle lasts two or three years.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Nov 6, 2017. Captured Jul 25, 2017 10:35 in Unnamed Road, 5065 Emen, Bulgaria.
  • SZ-14
  • f/6.9
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO100
  • 108mm