Scarce Chaser (Libellula fulva)
A medium-sized ( 40-49mm) dragonfly of lowland river floodplains. Usually inhabits slow-flowing, meandering rivers and large dykes but often found basking and feeding in woodland clearings and moors close to its habitat.

Immature males are a striking amber colour, becoming blue with maturity. Immature specimens spend time away from water feeding and maturing. Mature males patrol short stretches of shore, frequently perching on bank-side reeds and other vegetation.

Immature females are superficially similar to immature males, but retain the orange colouring, dulling as they age, confusingly acquiring a blue pruinescence.

As the name suggests, a scarce species up until recently when their range has expanded successfully, with new locations added seasonally.
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