|Copyright: Ramkumar Chandrasekharan (rkc)
|Date Taken: 2009-10-26|
|Exposure: f/3.1, 1/450 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 9:09|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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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