| Orthetrum coerulescens Fabricius, 1798|
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Odonata / Libellulidae |
| Keeled Skimmer Maltese name not known|
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A fairly small dragonfly (36-45mm)
Male's abdomen is entirely pruinescent blue and unmarked, and 2 stripes can usually be seen on the grey/blue thorax. The face is grey/brown and the pterostigma is yellow.
The female is golden/brown, has pale antehumeral stripes and a narrow golden pterostigma.
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