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Golden-ringed Dragonfly


Golden-ringed Dragonfly
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Copyright: Ramkumar Chandrasekharan (rkc) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 16] (66)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 9:09
Viewed: 2921
Points: 4
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Golden-ringed Dragonfly(Cordulegaster boltonii)
It embody the type of habitat it frequents, moorlands and upland acidic water runs, streams and runnels that have silt or gravelly bottoms for the female to ovipost in. Standing or stagnant water is not tolerated. The female is the longest of all the British dragonflies, including also the longest ovipositor of any species, it may attain a body length of 85mm and a wingspan of around 100mm which is only surpassed by the Emperor. The larvae can take up to five years to mature, the longest period of any British dragonfly.


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  • Great 
  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 472 W: 1 N: 126] (1773)
  • [2009-10-28 10:03]

Good picture,nice clarity and details.Regards.Alin.

  • Great 
  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-10-28 11:06]

Hello Ramkumar.

What a very nice dragon you've captured. I never saw this in real and you are in the possibility to make pictures of this species. I'm a bit jalous.
Thanks very nuch.

Gr. Hans

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