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The Living Forest (282) : Ruddy Darter (male)

The Living Forest (282) : Ruddy Darter (male)

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (282) : 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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