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Crocothemis erythraea

Crocothemis erythraea
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Copyright: HJ Achilles (achilles) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 12] (301)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-07
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-09 6:31
Viewed: 2208
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crocothemis erythraea is a member of the dragonfly genus Crocothemis. Its common names include Broad Scarlet, Common Scarlet-darter, Scarlet Darter and Scarlet Dragonfly.
The adult male Scarlet Dragonfly has a bright red, widened abdomen, and small amber patches at the bases of the hindwings. Females and immatures are yellow-brown and have a conspicuous pale stripe along the top of the thorax.
The Scarlet Dragonfly is a common species in southern Europe and north Africa. It is recorded from every country in Africa and occurs across Asia as far as southern China.
The Scarlet Dragonfly is a very rare vagrant in Britain.
The species was first recorded at Hayle Kimbro Pool, The Lizard, Cornwall on 7 August 1995 (Jones 1996). Since then there has been a small number of further records at scattered locations throughout Britain.

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hello HJ great composition
super good BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Achilles,
great pov and well composed picture with good sharpness and colour.

WOW cook position caught and i am so jealous, have captured many of these specimens (dragon fly's) but NEVER the scarlet...wow and this POV is just amazing. Totally smiling here; kudos my friend, well done indeed

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