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|Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)|
Common name: Southern darter
The Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale) is a species of dragonfly belonging to the Skimmer family Libellulidae commonly found in Southern Europe.
The adults grow up to 35–40 millimetres (1.4–1.6 in) long. The wingspan reaches 52–60 millimetres (2.0–2.4 in).
The abdomen of adult males is orange-reddish, without black spots on segments. The sides of the thorax are yellowish-brown. The adult females are quite similar to males, but the background color is more yellow. The wings are hyaline, with yellow or pale brown pterostigma.
Their life cycle lasts two or three years. They can be encountered from May through mid October in the immediate vicinity of shallow, well vegetated still water, where the larvae develop. This species was encountered in mid January in Crete.
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very nice picture with good details and nice light
thanks gr lou
- [2016-01-23 11:53]
Hi Nikos,excellent capture of this dragonfly,perfect sharpness and correct exposure,a great shot despite the confused background.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Brilliant capture. Excellent clarity, focus and sharp details. The colors are nice and natural.
Thanks for sharing this lovely specie.