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Keeled skimmer, female Found this beautiful lady in Vaassen  the Netherlands Geotagged,Keeled Skimmer,Netherlands,Orthetrum coerulescens,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Keeled skimmer, female

Found this beautiful lady in Vaassen the Netherlands

    comments (4)

  1. Wow Paul, what a pristine individual, spotless, and so well captured. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks a lot Ferdy. Posted 7 months ago
  2. Perfect! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thnx Christine. Posted 7 months ago

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The Keeled Skimmer, ''Orthetrum coerulescens'', is a species of European dragonfly. This species resembles the Black-tailed Skimmer but is slimmer and the male has no black tip. Females and immature males lack the black abdominal pattern. The pterostigma is orange and the thorax usually bears pale stripes.
It breeds mainly in peat bogs and flies from June to September including places like Chudleigh Knighton Heath.

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

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Uploaded Jun 10, 2020. Captured Jun 10, 2020 11:01 in Maarten van Rossumplein 3, 8171 EB Vaassen, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO500
  • 338mm