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Thursday, November 6, 2008


Taiwan boasts quite a number of dragonflies and damselflies, and most of them come with a bonus: their colors differ depending on age and gender. This makes identification sometimes difficult, but the rainbow of hues makes up for that.

Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora)

Lesser Pruinose Skimmer (Orthetrum triangulare), male

Red Percher (Neurothemis ramburii)

Crimson Darter (Crocothermis servilia servilia); young male - that's why he ain't crimson :-)

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