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MacroLuv



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Dark Dragonfly Reply with quote

I found only one of this kind. Very Happy
See how it is hiding its first pair of legs behind the head. Cool



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Date/time original 05.08.2007 11:48:52
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Date/time original 05.08.2007 11:58:28
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salden



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the first I have seen of a black DF. Nice capture!
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First I have ever seen too! You sure are getting some nice DF shots Nikola Very Happy
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Erland R.N.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a nice find. It's a Selysiothemis nigra (male), called Black Pennant.
It's mainly found in the Middel East and central Asia, but also seen in coastal areas of northern Africa and Europe.

It looks much like the common Sympetrum danae (seen in most of the northern hemisphere), but the bright wing markings with dark borders show that it is not. S. danae has dark wing markings (pterostigma).

And nice images indeed Very Happy

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beetleman



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He probably had to scratch behind his eyes Wink . I agree Nikola, beautiful pictures.
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jmlphoto



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats gotta be the coolest dragnfly ever. wish we had those around here all we got is solid red ones.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks folks! Very Happy
He escaped me first day. I didn't have any chance to make decent photo. But I was lucky to find him next day and made a bunch of photos. I'm sure it was the same guy because of little damage on one wing.

Erland, I didn't have any doubt you will recognize this guy. Very Happy
Did you ever see this DF in wild? ( you said: What a nice find.)
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Erland R.N.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it's nowhere to be seen here up north, and I've hardly spent time doing dragonflies in Southern Europe. I believe the distribution is very scattered in your area, at least that is what litterature tell.

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MacroLuv



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I found it again! Very Happy
But on another isle this time. Cool
Pictures coming...
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