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They've finished mating per se; now the male is mate-guarding -- continuing to hang on to her while she oviposits. We saw her dipping her tail repeatedly in the water (caught in the act in the shot below).

I think this is probably Sympetrum fonscolombii (Red-veined Darter).

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Red-veined Darter - Photo (c) Thomas Bresson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
anita363's ID: Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
Posted by anita363 over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Red-veined Darter - Photo (c) Thomas Bresson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
briang's ID: Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
Posted by briang 3 months ago (Flag)
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Red-veined Darter - Photo (c) Thomas Bresson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
anita363's ID: Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
Red-veined Darter - Photo (c) Thomas Bresson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
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