Wednesday, 19 May 2010

DRAGONFLY: Trithemis annulata (Violet Dropwing) at Asprokremnos, Cyprus

May 6, 2010:
In early evening after a very hot day Violet Dropwings began to emerge in large numbers from vegetation at the margins of the pool and perched conveniently for a while giving good views. This is a dragonfly of North African origin which is now quite widespread in the Mediterranean region. The male's abdomen possesses a beautiful violet-mauve overtone (basically red with a pruinose blue overlay) whilst the female's is brownish.



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