Dragonfly Vagrant Darter (Mating) - Sympetrum sanguineum

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Seen during a wonderful 20 km hike in Müritz National Park ( a really lovely landscape in Northern Germany) on the handrail of a footbridge near a lake.

The Vagrant Darter, Sympetrum sanguineum, is a European dragonfly.

The species takes it English name from its habit of occasionally appearing as a rare vagrant north of its normal range.
It is a dragonfly of the family sailing dragonflies (Libellulidae). These are a family of large dragonflies (Anisoptera). It is a medium-sized dragonfly with a wingspan of 5 to 6.5 centimeters.

The head, chest (thorax) and hindquarters (abdomen) of the animals are red in the male, the female is more brownish-yellow-red colored with black markings.

You can find the Vagrant Darter in the months from July to November at all kinds of stagnant waters, including smaller waters and garden ponds.

Warmly recommended to view Large On Black

Die Gemeine Heidelibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum) ist eine Libellenart aus der Familie der Segellibellen (Libellulidae). Diese sind eine Familie der Großlibellen (Anisoptera). Es handelt sich dabei um eine mittelgroße Libelle mit einer Flügelspannweite von 5 bis maximal 6,5 Zentimetern.

Der Kopf, der Brustabschnitt (Thorax) und der Hinterleib (Abdomen) der Tiere sind beim Männchen rot, beim Weibchen eher bräunlich-gelbrot mit schwarzer Zeichnung gefärbt.

Die Gemeine Heidelibelle ist in den Monaten Juli bis November an stehenden Gewässern aller Art anzutreffen, darunter auch Kleingewässer und Gartenteiche. Wikipedia

Während einer 20 km langen Wanderung im Müritz National Park sah ich viele Libellen. An dem Tag sind alle drei Aufnahmen entstanden.

If you like have a look at my Set: Insects

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  1. _Zinni_ 32 months ago | reply

    Was für ein interessantes Tier liebe Uschi, und dazu die tolle Beschreibung, danke für den kleinen Kurs in Libellenlehre!

  2. Sandra Leidholdt 32 months ago | reply

    An interesting capture! Great find! ♥

  3. c0gnate 32 months ago | reply

    impressive!

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