|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]|
|dragonfly, Canon 350D, lens Industar 2,8/50mm|
The Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.
The Ruddy Darter attains a wingspan of up to 6 cm. The head, thorax and abdomen of the male are vivid red, while the female is slightly smaller, and is a golden-yellow colour with black markings. The abdomen widens for the final third of its length and shows a marked pinched section where it joins the thorax.
The all-black legs of the Ruddy Darter distinguish it from the otherwise very similar Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) and Vagrant Darter (Sympetrum vulgatum), both of which show yellow stripes on their legs.
The Ruddy Darter can be found between the months of July and November. Mating takes place on the wing, with the coupled pair performing a dipping flight over the water. The female jettisons her fertilised eggs at the water surface by alternating movements of the abdomen. The male will hover nearby during this period and protect the female by driving off any approaching males.
The larvae spend the year beneath the water surface before emerging and pupating into adults.
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- [2005-07-24 16:13]
it is an Sympetrum sanquineum
- [2005-07-24 16:47]
Very good shot of an odonata!
I don't know it's ID, but it's beautiful!
Very good job!
- [2005-07-25 2:38]
Wonderful capture.POV,simple and blurred BG,lighting and composition are perfect.TFS..:-)
To jest tez swietne. Troche niezauwazone, ale bardzo dobre zdjecie.
Swietna jakosc i kolory. To cos, na czym siedzi wazka wyglada super. Moze kompozycja moglaby byc odrobine mocniejsza, ale ogolnie bardzo mi sie podoba :-)