Libellula fulva (Scarce Chaser/Blue Chaser)

Another prune and another Chaser, though the scarce bit wasn’t applicable around Arçais, which was crawling with them in 2011. I fancy I must have been guilty of dismissing them as Black-tailed Skimmers on earlier visits. Didn’t spot any females, though – they were certainly scarce!

Id Notes

  • Dark triangle on inboard edge of hind-wing (typical Chaser)
  • Bright orange abdomen with dark dorsal stripe (♀)
  • Blue pruinose abdomen, black-tipped at S8-10 (mature ♂)
  • Blue/grey eyes (mature ♂)
  • Sometimes faint, dark patches at wing tips
immasture male

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