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Gonen, Hazafon, Israel (Google, OSM)
33.105203, 35.602226
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Description

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).

Dec. 21, 2011 22:44:54 -0500
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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 almost 3 years 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)
anita363 would like some help identifying this

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