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|The Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.|
Males of the Banded Darter, like most members of the genus, have a red abdomen. The species' primary distinguishing feature however is the presence of broad black bands across the outer section of each wing. It is similar in size to the Black Darter (35-40mm), sharing the broad hindwings and black legs.
The weak, low, fluttering flight is not unlike that of a Black Darter, but it perches frequently on the tips of rush stems rather than on the ground. It is a surprisingly inconspicuous species.
This species is resident in continental Europe. Its main breeding range is south-eastern, especially at medium altitudes, although it appears to be spreading westwards.
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A nice capture of this beautiful dragonfly not a damselfly. You should change the note accordingly. But a very nice frontal POV. Sharp details and an excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Hij is weer super mooi
super pose met mooie kleuren en goed van scherpte
Hi MF Hans,
Extremely striking macro capture, caught my attention straight away. Looks like you were on a good angle MF!
TFS and have a nice sunday!