Wildlife Photography: Red Dragonfly #2

The Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) is a dragonfly of the genus Sympetrum. It is a common species in southern Europe and from the 1990s onwards has increasingly been found in northwest Europe, including Britain and Ireland. Its name is sometimes spelt fonscolombei instead of fonscolombii but Askew (2004) gives the latter as the correct spelling. There is genetic and behavioural evidence that S. fonscolombii is not closely related to the other members of the Sympetrum genus and will at some time in the future be removed from this genus. ~ Wikipedia


  1. Beautiful red dragonfly! The color is so vivid!

  2. beautiful Che, I don't get to see many dragonflies here, but ours here are mostly of the brownish orange hues, would love to see this one too.

  3. Very pretty!

    My Ruby Tuesday, would love it if you can visit.

  4. Oh my gosh...I've never seen one such a vivid, bright-colored red like this. What a treat for us visitors.

    Here is my Tuesday Link:
    Face in the Barroom Floor

    I'd really like to have you stop by if you can. Have a wonderful day ahead.

  5. Gorgeous!

    My Ruby Tuesday post, hope you can come and visit.