Orthetrum cancellatum | Black-tailed Skimmer | Scimire Earrdhubh
Mature males have apowder blue abdomen with a black tip
Females have a yellowish abdomen with two longitudinal black lines on the dorsal surface
Adults like to perch on bare ground and rocks. Males are very aggressive. They are low level fliers.
Shallow lakes with open shores especially in limestone regions.
May to August
Common in mid west, local but increasing in east
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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