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Scarce chaser This fresh dragonfly is transforming from brown to blue, at the end his eyes will be blue too. Weerribben the Netherlands 19-5-2020 Geotagged,Libellula fulva,Netherlands,Scarce chaser,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Scarce chaser

This fresh dragonfly is transforming from brown to blue, at the end his eyes will be blue too. Weerribben the Netherlands 19-5-2020

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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 May 20, 2020. Captured May 19, 2020 12:38 in 8356 Blokzijl, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/14.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO500
  • 560mm