Orthetrum caledonicum

3 Blue Skimmer at suppressed

Orthetrum caledonicum at suppressed - 28 Dec 2006
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Orthetrum caledonicum 30 Jun 2024 KorinneM
Orthetrum caledonicum 18 Nov 2023 PJH123

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KorinneM noted:

30 Jun 2024

From the user's comments: Blue Skimmers (Orthetrum caledonicum (Brauer, 1865)), LIBELLULIDAE, top Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis eustalacta (Burmeister, 1839)), SYNTHEMISTIDAE, bottom This was reported to Günter Theischinger at the time. Günter believed the "mismatch” was probably the first record of an attempted copulation between species belonging to different FAMILIES. He used the picture in a presentation at the Worldwide Dragonfly Association's symposium in Namibia in May, 2007.

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Blue Skimmers (Orthetrum caledonicum (Brauer, 1865)), LIBELLULIDAE, top Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis eustalacta (Burmeister, 1839)), SYNTHEMISTIDAE, bottom This was reported to Günter Theischinger at the time. Günter believed the "mismatch” was probably the first record of an attempted copulation between species belonging to different FAMILIES. He used the picture in a presentation at the Worldwide Dragonfly Association's symposium in Namibia in May, 2007.

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