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Dragonfly identification

Hi all,

First time on here. Not sure if this is the best place to post but wondered if anyone could help identify the below unusual dragonfly i saw today?

Found near bristol in a deciduous wood. Only got the three pictures of it unfortunately.

Thanks in advance.

John

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Welcome! Grand photos and I’m sure someone will be able to identify your insect if you post it on the main site at https://www.ispotnature.org/. Select the Add Observatioin button towards the top right of the window and fill in as much detail as possible. Good luck!

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Yes as Thistle says you need to add this as an observation. The colours look odd and the dragonfly itself looks damaged.

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Thank you all…

Hoping someone may be able to work out what it is

I am no expert but check Aeshna cerulea my insects if Britain by Paul D Brock shows something similar. good look