The Living Forest (116) : Ruddy Darter (male)

The Living Forest (116) : Ruddy Darter (male)

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Mark Billiau.


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The Living Forest (116) : Ruddy Darter (male)

Insects play a very important role in the living forest (pollinate process, natural housekeeping, food for songbirds,…)
Most of them can be found in woodland glades, like this Ruddy Darter.

This dragonfly species has a huge colour distinction between the male which is strong vivid red, while the female has a yellow-brown colour.

Dutch name : Bloedrode heidelibel (mannetje)
German name : Blutrote Heidelibelle (männchen)
Latin name : Sympetrum sanguineum

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