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The Red-veined Darter Dragonfly (Sympetrum fonscolombii) is of the family Libellulidae which is in the genus Sympetrum. It has a widespread distribution and is commonly found in Africa, Western, Central and Southern Asia as well as most of Europe. This species is nomadic by nature and since the 1990’s has greatly expanded its European range as far north as southern Scandinavia.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Sunday, 3 September 2017
RED VEINED DARTER DRAGONFLY (Sympetrum fonscolombii) female resting on COMMON KNAPWEED (Centaurea nigra) seed head, Togher Pond, Simonstown, Togher, Co. Louth, Ireland
Labels: Co. Louth, darter, dragonflies, Dragonflies of Europe, Dragonflies of Ireland, Insects of Europe, Ireland, Red-veined Darter, Red-veined Darter Dragonfly, Simonstown, Sympetrum fonscolombii, Togher, Togher Pond