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Anax immaculifrons

• English name: Magnificent Emperor
• German name: Indische Königslibelle
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Beekkeizerlibel
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
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Anax immaculifrons

Distribution map Anax immaculifrons

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies


General ➤ a very large species which in Europe is restricted to the Eastern Mediterranean, e.g. Cyprus, Rhodes and some smaller islands in the Aegean Sea
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Anax immaculifrons Rambur, 1842
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • the female oviposits on her own but is closely guarded by the male
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • the deeper, calmer sections of sunny, rocky streams
Dimensions • typical body length: 80-86 mm; hindwing: 54-60 mm
Both sexesHead• the underside of the eyes is pale; the upper part is (deep) blue
  • the top of the frons is unmarked by black spots or bars
MaleThorax• the top of the thorax is beige or pale blue, without an antehumeral stripe; the side is pale blue with two wide dark stripes
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black, with large pinkish spots
FemaleThorax• the side of the thorax is yellow, with two wide dark stripes
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black, with large yellow spots
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Turkey (2009) and on Cyprus (2016)
  • we have not yet managed to photograph a female of this species

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1098 30/05/2009 11:36 Turkey F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1101 31/05/2009 13:02 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1102 31/05/2009 13:02 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1103 31/05/2009 13:19 Turkey F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1104 31/05/2009 13:19 Turkey F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1167 04/06/2009 11:08 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1168 04/06/2009 11:09 Turkey F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1169 04/06/2009 11:14 Turkey F5.6 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1170 04/06/2009 11:17 Turkey F5.6 1/1250 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1171 04/06/2009 11:17 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1172 04/06/2009 11:18 Turkey F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1173 19/05/2016 14:40 Cyprus F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1174 19/05/2016 14:49 Cyprus F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1175 19/05/2016 15:01 Cyprus F8 1/640 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1176 04/06/2009 11:38 Turkey F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1177 04/06/2009 11:40 Turkey F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1178 04/06/2009 11:40 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1179 19/05/2016 14:38 Cyprus F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1180 04/06/2009 11:42 Turkey F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1181 04/06/2009 11:43 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF