Pale White-legged Damselfly, White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes)

Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Platycnemididae
Genus: Platycnemis
Species: latipes

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On Aug 7, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This species is endemic to SW France and Iberia. It is similar to the more widespread P. pennipes. The two species only occur together in France.
The males use their flattened, broad 'thighs' to flash signals to each other and in the zig zag dance used to court females. The males and females are entirely differently coloured.