Ruddy darter dragonflies mating

Ruddy darter dragonflies mating

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male (top) and female ruddy darters (Sympetrum sanguineum) mating on a plant stem. The ruddy darter attains a wingspan of up to 6 cm. The head, thorax and abdomen of the male are vivid red, while the female is slightly smaller, and is a golden-yellow colour with black markings.

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