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____________________________Dragonflies and Damselflies 44 Blue-eyed Hooktails or Large Pincertails

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE-EYED HOOKTAIL OR LARGE PINCERTAIL DRAGONFLY Onychogomphus uncatus (m)

 

 

 

 

BLUE-EYED HOOKTAIL OR LARGE PINCERTAIL DRAGONFLY Onychogomphus uncatus (m)

 

 

 

 

BLUE-EYED HOOKTAIL OR LARGE PINCERTAIL DRAGONFLY Onychogomphus uncatus (m)

 

 

 

 

BLUE-EYED HOOKTAIL OR LARGE PINCERTAIL DRAGONFLY Onychogomphus uncatus (m)

 

 

 

 

BLUE-EYED HOOKTAIL OR LARGE PINCERTAIL DRAGONFLY Onychogomphus uncatus (m)

 

 

 

 

BLUE-EYED HOOKTAIL OR LARGE PINCERTAIL DRAGONFLY Onychogomphus uncatus (m)

 

 

 

BLUE-EYED HOOKTAIL OR LARGE PINCERTAIL DRAGONFLY Onychogomphus uncatus (m)

 

         These Blue-eyed Hooktail or Large Pincertail Dragonflies Onychogomphus uncatus were photographed on the River Olo in Portugal where this species is clearly a common one. It is necessary to examine the wing-venation and the shape of the anal appendages carefully when identifying European Onychogomphus club-tailed dragonflies as there are several similar species. Their penchant for settling on pale stones in bright sunlight can make automatic metering difficult so some degree of bracketing (i.e. deliberate over-exposure) will be required against this type of background!

 

 

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