Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837)

Orthetrum brunneum

Flight-period Central Europe: from April to September

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Imago

Conservation Status in Austria: Near Threatened (NT)

  NE DD LC NT VU EN CR RE EX
Austria
Europe

English:Southern skimmer
German:Südlicher Blaupfeil
Danish:
Date:20/07/2013
Location:Austria, Wien, Kalksburg
 
Copyright:Per Hoffmann Olsen
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 1:2.8 APO Macro
 
Exposure:1/250
Aperture:f/5.6
ISO:100

Female species.

It is quite a challenge to tell the O. brunneum and the O. coerulescens apart from each other.

One of many characteristics are on the forewings. The O. brunneum have several cells which has been doubled - here 4 or 5, the O. coerulescens have just one row, mayby 1 cell is doubled.

As seen in this picture, they are often found sitting on the ground.

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