Southern Skimmer Dragonfly Orthetrum brunneum

Southern Skimmer male
Southern Skimmers coupled
The Southern Skimmer is found in Central and Southern Europe and Asia. Those on this page were photographed in Central Asia. Above is the pale blue male and a pair coupled together. A little similar to the Keeled Skimmer of the UK and also Central/Southern Europe, it has a flattened body with central raised "keel".
Southern Skimmer female
Southern Skimmers coupled
Above is the golden female and a pair coupled together.
Southern Skimmer male
Southern Skimmer male
Two more adult males
Southern Skimmer teneral male
A teneral male (not called juvenile since that is the nymph form)
Southern Skimmer female
Southern Skimmer female
Southern Skimmer female
Females