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(Anax parthenope)
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A frequent migrant visitor to our shores which may appear anywhere there is standing water,

Similar to our own native Emperor Dragonfly but smaller and not as vibrant  There is a very noticeable, bright blue "saddle" at S2 which is recognisable in flight. The rest of the abdomen and the thorax is brown while the eyes are bright green.

The females (usually) oviposit in tandem with the male

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