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Magnificent emperor – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Magnificent emperor

Anax immaculifrons

A very large bluish-green dragonfly with a body length of 80-86 mm and a hindwing length of 54-60 mm, distinguished by its sapphire-blue eyes and light reddish-brown and black abdomen, spotted pink in males and yellow in females. Also called the “blue Darner,” this dragonfly lives in the deeper, secluded parts of sunny slow-flowing streams, in hills and mountains. This species flies May through August.

Photographs

 male

Attribution: PJeganathan (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: PJeganathan (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

 female

Attribution: Bala Chandran (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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