Orthetrum chrysostigma (Epaulet Skimmer)
Another pruinose Skimmer species, said to be one of Africa’s most common dragonflies, that has made it up into Spain.
We found our example at the river running through Jalon which we managed to visit in August, 2013, and very happy to find it we were, too. Similar to O. brunneum (Southern Skimmer) in that males are powder blue with yellowish pterostigmas.
- yellowish pterostigma
- mature ♂ – pruinose abdomen, waisted at S3-S4
- thorax side with light stripe outlined dark (the “epaulet”) beneath each fore-wing