A nice angle on a dragonfly resting – but what kind of dragonfly? With reference to a couple of internet sources, my best attempts is a fresh female Black-tailed skimmer or possibly a female Scarce chaser (but they're not known in Hertfordshire it seems, so that's very unlikely). Are there any dragonfly experts out there that would care to help in identifying this example? I appreciate that this angle makes it a bit tough as it doesn't give a good look at the markings of the back or the wings.

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  1. You could be right – they’ve definitely been seen in the same spot. The body didn’t look stubby enough to me, but it’s an unhelpful angle, and it’s clearly a somewhat flattened body.

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