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Red dragon perching

Scarlet darter (Crocothemis erythraea) male.

Yesterday, I promised you dragonflies, so here’s the first.
This is my favorite species of dragonfly, after all it’s featured as my buddy-icon :-)
Best viewed Large, On Black.

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
subphylum: Hexapoda
class: Insecta
order: Odonata
suborder: Anisoptera
family: Libellulidae

Click here for more photos of this species in my photostream.

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