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Scarlet darter (Crocothemis erythraea) male

Scarlet darter (Crocothemis erythraea) male

 

kingdom: Animalia, phylum: Arthropoda, subphylum: Hexapoda, class: Insecta, order: Odonata, suborder: Anisoptera, family: Libellulidae

 

This is the redest species of dragonfly you could possibly find. The male has red body, red eyes, red legs, the works! On this photo you can clearly see the orange tinge at the base of its wings.

 

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Taken on August 13, 2006