The Broad-bodied Chaser

This is a male Broad-bodied Chaser, sadly I didn’t see a female today.

Broad-bodied ChaserTorn wings too, well the flight time for this animal is late May to Early August so we have only just caught this one. It will be an old Dragonfly.

Broad-bodied ChaserKey identification features: The male has a powder blue abdomen with yellow spots along the side (a bit faded in this specimen) The female has a yellow/brown abdomen but she still has the yellow spots.

Broad-bodied ChaserBoth sexes have these dark patches at the base of the wings, the female’s are lighter than this.

Broad-bodied Chaserand it has dark brown eyes giving it the appearance of having a Blackberry for a head.

Broad-bodied ChaserThis one appears to be making out with a female Blackberry and that is how they get torn wings.

Broad-bodied ChaserLibellula depressa.

Broad-bodied Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser

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