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Banded groundling – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Banded groundling

Brachythemis impartita

A small black and light brown dragonfly with a body length of 25-34 mm and a hindwing length of 20-26 mm, the large dark band between the node and the creamy white pterostigma is diagnostic. This dragonfly lives in slow-flowing rivers, lakes, and marshes. This species flies throughout the summer months, is nomadic and spends much of its time perched on the water’s edge.

Photographs

Attribution: gailhampshire (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Alastair Rae (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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