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Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)

Date 11 August 2009
OS grid ref SX77
Lat/Lon 50° 30' N, 3° 50' W
Location Vice County: South Devon, VC3, England
Stage or state Male imago
Record Summary Male patrolling beside bog
Identification Notes: The ovipositor-like projection is just a faecal pellet. I managed to knock it off with a grass blade after taking the photos, but then withdrew my hand too quickly and frightened the dragonfly off.

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