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Sympetrum fonscolombii

By Karuma1970
Or if it isn't someone on here will be able to correct me. It may not be because I'm not sure they are found in Borneo where I took this. (My Latin was always dodgy at school anyway). I find this an extraordinary dragonfly because of the amazing wings. In my very limited experience most dragonfly wings have nothing like the colour of this one.

Tags: Insect Dragonflies Dragonfly Borneo Red darter Wildlife and nature

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JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2020 12:08PM
Smashing shot
Ju
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
2 Dec 2020 12:15PM
Well done
2 Dec 2020 12:43PM
I have definitely not seen anything like it. Most varieties have delicate, almost transparent wings. Super find!
2 Dec 2020 1:00PM
Amazing red wings it has! Wonderful to see.

Dave 🙂
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2020 1:48PM
Stunning insect... Perfect capture with the wings forward...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
2 Dec 2020 2:18PM
An excellent capture. I've never seen one this shade of red before. Lovely wing details.
2 Dec 2020 2:56PM
A beauty Mike,
Fred.
2 Dec 2020 3:02PM
Beautifully captured, great detail and colour.Smile
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
2 Dec 2020 3:29PM
A great capture of this unusual insect Mike !!

Glenn
2 Dec 2020 4:44PM
Oh how wonderful never seen one before so great to view your Dragonfly. Debs
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
2 Dec 2020 7:49PM
A stunning colour!
Mike_Smith Plus
14 804 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2020 8:31PM
I have always enjoyed photographing Dragonflies, but this one is so unusual. Amazing colour to its wings, superb capture
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2020 9:20PM
You are correct, see HERE.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2020 9:53PM
quite a unique image
beautiful Mike
2 Dec 2020 11:02PM
Pamelajean.
It must be that mustn't it?
I don't think I've ever seen one like it but I suspect there must be other similar ones.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
3 Dec 2020 1:19AM
Outstanding image of this very beautiful specimen , quite fascinating !
Ian
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 12:42PM
Beautiful colouring. Puts our dragonflies to shame.

Phil.
Steveo28 8 15 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2020 3:30PM
I'll put another type into the mix.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurothemis_terminata
Controversy! I love it. Thanks Steve.
Mike

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