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 :
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.