• Identification tip: The black band between the eyes stops where the eyes change colors. This means that it's a S. striolatum. Had the black band continued down along the eye, it would be the similar S. vulgatum.

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Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) female.

This one let me get really close to it :-)
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  1. Francy & Asia 74 months ago | reply

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  2. Ted_Roger_Karson 74 months ago | reply

    It is a great photo.

  3. ♫WonderfulBeautifulSong♫ 74 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lindseys Nature Group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. Valter Jacinto | Portugal 73 months ago | reply

    This photo would make an excellent addition to the Encyclopedia of Life. Please consider adding it to the EOL Images group.

    EOL needs images for all 1.8 million known species, so you are also invited to share any of your other good photos, too.

  5. blablablablablablalblablbabla [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    great

  6. Zopidis Lefteris 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called *World Class Nature Photos*TM*Invite Only/Award 1-Fav 1, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. Zopidis Lefteris 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called THESSALONICA --"Χαλαρά" --, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. Tony Carlos Br 68 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Hive Mind, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  9. _yOng_ 67 months ago | reply

    amazing..i love d color and details!!!

  10. Javier Millán 64 months ago | reply

    Amazing details on the eyes!!

  11. Paul Hueber 59 months ago | reply

    Excellent close-up.

  12. Chrisser 58 months ago | reply

    Really great capture. :-)

  13. Unnai 58 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nos gusta la fotografía / We love photography (Comment 2), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. Algom@ 57 months ago | reply

    Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe Nature by Flickr , et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.

  15. M. Dolly 54 months ago | reply

    She'd wink at you if she could. Such face!

  16. Steve-h 33 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 200+ Faves group and Faved it.

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