Orthetrum coerulescens (Keeled Skimmer)

Another one of our prunes again (abdomen covered in blue pruinosity) but no black tip to the abdomen, this time. Not usually, that is – we have a suspect, yet to be confirmed, that does show a little black (3rd shot below). Hmmm?

Id Notes

  • long yellow pterostigma
  • pale antehumeral stripes
  • mature ♂ – uniformly blue pruinose abdomen
  • ♀ – golden yellow abdomen, thin black dorsal line and dark cross bars near segment bases
male
immature male
female
in cop ovipositing

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