Mature females of C. erythraea are normally brownish yellow coloured. Although some orange shine may occur, bright red (androchrome) females have not yet been reported. Therefore the two observations described below may be of some interest. At a gravel pit 1 km E of Ivanci (NE Slovenia, UTM WM97), on 13-V1I-1994, a fully ted tandem of Crocothemis size was spotted. Extremely brief and long distance (15 m) observation made accurate identification uncertain.