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The Living Forest (417) : Ruddy Darter (female)

The Living Forest (417) : Ruddy Darter (female)

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Mark Billiau.


World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (417) : Ruddy Darter (female)

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 (wijfje)
German name : Blutrote Heidelibelle (weibchen)
Latin name : Sympetrum sanguineum

Here’s a picture of a male specimen :

The Living Forest (282) : Ruddy Darter (male)
The Living Forest (282) : Ruddy Darter (male)
Mark Billiau.


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With this shot, I say bye-bye for some time, because tomorrow I’m leaving on holiday.
I hope to see you all back safe and sound somewhere in august.

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