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Mid flight Orthetrum cancellatum. a lucky shot*<br />
 Black-tailed skimmer,Libellulidae,Odonata,Orthetrum cancellatum,Orthretum,copulation Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. That has to be the most spectacular example of multi-tasking seen yet! Posted 3 months ago
  2. nice shoot Posted 3 months ago
  3. Awesome shot! Posted 3 months ago

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The black-tailed skimmer, ''Orthetrum cancellatum'', is a European and Asian dragonfly. It occurs nearly all over Europe except northern UK and Scandinavia; to the east, the range extends to Kashmir and Mongolia.

This species has expanded its range, assisted by the creation of gravel pits which give it the extensive open unvegetated areas it prefers. It was first recorded in Great Britain in Essex in 1934. It is decreasing rapidly in the Maltese Islands.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Nov 9, 2019. Captured Jul 8, 2019 11:28.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/9.0
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO800
  • 195mm