Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

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Family Libellulidae

Flight Period Adults can be seen from early June to late August.



A Darter - Male and Female have separate coloration. The mature male has a pale blue abdomen which lacks a black tip.
Females are pale yellow brown with yellow tinted wings . The male is very teritorially agressive against other males.


Adult Keeled Skimmers have a preferred bog habitat and are found in heaths and bogs where there are shallow flushes and pools. The largest populations occur at low levels on sslopes.which face south.

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