Our second new species from Spain, 2013, at the Aula Natura de la Marjal de Gandia, and one that I first of all thought to be an Epaulet Skimmer, our first new Spanish species, even though the book says these are unmistakable – not by me, apparently.
I also initially thought that the third photo below might be an immature male but now I think it’s actually an older female, since they also develop some pruinosity. Very confusing! 😳
- very wide, pale pterostigma
- very long, slender abdomen, >50mm
- ♂ – thorax black/slate grey on S4-S10
- ♂ & older ♀ – darken with blue pruinosity