A spectacularly coloured dragonfly, similar in shape to Crocothemis erythaea but vividly pink-bodied (♂). Carol spotted our first at a distance beside our favourite lake near Fanjeaux in spring, 2011, but I missed it – and it never returned. We did, however, see them at close quarters at Lac de Lenclas later that year.
- ♂ – unmistakeable pink/plum/violet (?!) abdomen
- ♂ – purple frons
- ♂ – red wing veins
- yellow base of hind-wing
- ♀ – yellow-brown abdomen