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Sympetrum frequens (Selys, 1883)

Sympetrum frequens (female)  —  Sapporo, Japan  —  August 17, 2014

Description & Range

Endemic to Japan. Thought to occasionally occur in Korea.

 

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Similar Species

Genetically and morphologically close to Sympetrum depressiusculum.

 

Natural History

Known for its behavior of migrating up high mountains to mature and forage, then returning to mate.

 

 

Wikipedia entry

 

Japanese Odonata website