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Blue chaser This is a fresh specimen, if they get older they will become black and blue, with blue eyes.<br />
Immature male Libellula fulva Geotagged,Libellula fulva,Netherlands,Scarce chaser,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Blue chaser

This is a fresh specimen, if they get older they will become black and blue, with blue eyes.
Immature male Libellula fulva

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  1. I missed this entry!
    Beautiful beautiful, this one is very very scarce down here.
    I've only saw it once, and only adult males, not a single female, probably because they were a bit far from the water line. But the most fascinating is looking to your stunning capture of an immature (teneral) male! Oh wow, this is surely on my wishlist*
    Cheers Paul*
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thanks again Felix, to be honest with you, these are quite common in the Weerribben in the Netherlands, you can Google on that. Posted 11 months ago
      1. Very scarce over here, in Portugal.
        https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?taxon_id=131846
        Posted 3 months ago

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The scarce chaser is a species of dragonfly. The adult male has a bright blue abdomen with patches of black, while the adult female and juvenile male each have a bright orange abdomen. It is about 45 mm in length with an average wingspan of 74 mm. It is distributed throughout Europe. This dragonfly is considered a species of special concern in Great Britain due to loss of its specific ideal habitat.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded Mar 23, 2020. Captured May 16, 2019 13:32 in Havezatherweg 16, 8066 PA Belt-Schutsloot, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm