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Ceriagrion georgifreyi

• English name: Turkish Red Damsel
• German name: Grosse Rubinjungfer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Turkse koraaljuffer
• Swedish name: N/A
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Ceriagrion georgifreyi

Distribution map Ceriagrion georgifreyi

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


General ➤ a small species with red eyes and a red abdomen which in Europe occurs on a few Greek islands (e.g. Corfu) and possibly the Greek mainland
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • small streams
Dimensions • typical body length: 35-40 mm; hindwing: 17-20 mm
Both sexesThorax• the antehumeral stripe is very narrow or even absent
 Legs➤ the legs are (fleshy) red
MaleHead• the eyes are red
 Abdomen➤ compared to C. tenellum the lower appendages are more slender and the tip of S10 has a row of black spines
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly red
FemaleHead• the eyes are brown
 Thorax➤ compared to C. tenellum the two upright lobes just behind the hind margin of the pronotum are high and conspicuous
 Abdomen• the amount of red on the abdomen may be very limited or even absent (as it is in the form melanogastrum)
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly brown
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Turkey in 2009 and 2013

Ceriagrion georgifreyi (left) and C. tenellum (right); abdomen, male
Note: Scanning electron micrographs © V. Kalkman.
Reproduced here with the author's permission.

Ceriagrion tenellum (left) and C. georgifreyi (right); thorax, female
Note: in C. georgifreyi the two upright lobes are high and conspicuous.

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Da769 28/05/2009 10:25 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Da770 12/06/2013 17:21 Turkey F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Da771 28/05/2009 10:50 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Da772 28/05/2009 10:54 Turkey F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Da773 28/05/2009 11:06 Turkey F8 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Da774 28/05/2009 11:07 Turkey F8 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Da775 28/05/2009 11:31 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Da776 28/05/2009 11:44 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Da777 28/05/2009 11:45 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Da778 28/05/2009 11:46 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Da779 28/05/2009 11:52 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Da780 28/05/2009 12:08 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Da781 28/05/2009 12:10 Turkey F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Da782 28/05/2009 13:14 Turkey F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Da783 28/05/2009 13:15 Turkey F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Da784 28/05/2009 13:19 Turkey F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Da791 31/05/2009 16:48 Turkey F5.6 1/45 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Da798 12/06/2013 14:30 Turkey F8 1/45 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Da799 05/06/2009 17:26 Turkey F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Da800 05/06/2009 17:27 Turkey F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF