Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly Libellula depressa

Broad-bodied Chaser male
Broad-bodied Chaser male
The Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly occurs over much of Europe and Near and Central Asia. The body is flattened (hence Latin name "depressa").
Above is the adult male showing the blue over most of the abdomen with some yellow spots along the side and a distinctive brown section like underarm sweat marks on each wing.
Broad-bodied Chaser female
Broad-bodied Chaser female
The female, above, has a broader body than the male. Both females and juvenile males are yellow; females become darker brown with old age.
Broad-bodied Chaser male
Broad-bodied Chaser male
The powder-blue colouring is a powder-like coating which leaves the yellow spots to show through at the edges.
Broad-bodied Chaser male underside
The male's underside is dark brown.
Broad-bodied Chaser female
Broad-bodied Chaser female
Broad-bodied Chaser female
More females
Broad-bodied Chaser male
Adult male
Broad-bodied Chaser female underside
Broad-bodied Chaser female
Underside of female