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Brachythemis impartita

• English name: Northern Banded Groundling
• German name: Treuer Kurzpfeil
• French name: Brachythémis à bandes brunes
• Dutch name: Bandgrondlibel
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Frecciamora fasciata
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Brachythemis impartita

Distribution map Brachythemis impartita

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


General ➤ a very small species which in Europe occurs only in Iberia and on Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily (and Cyprus)
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Scientific name Brachythemis impartita (Burmeister, 1839)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • libellulids are 'sitters': males spend a lot of time perched at the water's edge, waiting for females
  • immature males are coloured like females
Habitat • lakes and ponds but also slow-flowing rivers
Dimensions • typical body length: 25-34 mm; hindwing: 20-26 mm
Both sexesWings➤ the wing bears a very large dark band between the node and the pterostigma; note that this band may be inconspicuous or even absent in females and immature animals
  ➤ the pterostigma is creamy white, with a darker corner on the outside (cf. Diplacodes lefebvrii)
MaleThorax• the thorax is black
 Abdomen• the abdomen is all black except for the beige-brown appendages
FemaleThorax• the thorax is beige-brown with thin black lines on the side
 Abdomen• the abdomen is beige-brown with extensive black markings; S8-S9 are mostly black
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Extremadura and on Sardinia

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr646 08/06/2017 11:17 Spain F8 1/800 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr647 01/06/2007 15:16 Italy F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr648 21/09/2008 12:01 Spain F5.6 1/45 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr649 01/06/2007 15:29 Italy F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr650 26/06/2013 15:17 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr651 23/09/2008 12:46 Spain F11 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr655 05/06/2011 11:55 Italy F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr656 04/06/2011 15:53 Italy F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr658 23/09/2008 15:44 Spain F8 1/750 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr660 26/09/2008 15:23 Spain F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr661 02/06/2007 10:36 Italy F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr662 04/06/2011 16:03 Italy F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr665 08/06/2017 11:17 Spain F8 1/800 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF