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Epallage fatime

• English name: Odalisque
• German name: Blaue Orientjungfer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Oriëntjuffer
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
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• Bulgarian name: Каменисто мекошарче

Epallage fatime

Distribution map Epallage fatime

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


General • a large and robust species of South-Eastern Europe which spreads its wings when at rest
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Euphaeidae
Scientific name Epallage fatime (Charpentier, 1840)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes ➤ spreads its wings fully when resting on rocks or stream-side vegetation
  • its flight is strong, like that of a dragonfly
  • both males and females hold territories at the water
  • the only species in this genus
Habitat • rocky streams and rivers
Dimensions • typical body length: 40-50 mm; hindwing: 30-34 mm
Both sexesWings• the wings may be hyaline or have a smokey brown tint but in either case the wing tip is typically dark
  ➤ the pterostigma is dark grey and very long
 Legs• the legs have short spines
MaleThorax• the thorax is dark blue but, in mature males, it is covered with a pale, whitish pruinescence
 Abdomen• the abdomen is dark blue but, in mature males, it is covered with a pale, whitish pruinescence
FemaleThorax• in younger females the thorax is yellow with broad black stripes; in older females the side of the thorax is covered in a white pruinesence
 Abdomen• in younger females the abdomen is black with white lateral patches; in older females the abdomen is covered in a white pruinesence
Photographs • most of our photos below were made in Turkey in 2009

Epallage fatime; wing
Note: This very long pterostigma is unique among European damselflies.

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Da761 17/05/2016 11:36 Cyprus F8 1/800 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Da762 26/05/2009 10:29 Turkey F8 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Da763 04/07/2010 17:39 Greece F6.3 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Da764 26/05/2009 12:43 Turkey F8 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Da765 27/05/2009 17:37 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Da766 04/07/2010 18:20 Greece F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Da767 27/05/2009 17:40 Turkey F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Da768 27/05/2009 17:54 Turkey F8 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Da785 15/05/2016 15:01 Cyprus F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Da786 28/05/2009 15:15 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Da787 28/05/2009 15:27 Turkey F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Da788 28/05/2009 15:32 Turkey F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Da789 28/05/2009 15:35 Turkey F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Da790 30/05/2009 10:20 Turkey F8 1/350 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Da792 02/06/2009 17:41 Turkey F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Da793 02/06/2009 17:48 Turkey F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Da794 09/06/2013 17:03 Turkey F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Da795 04/06/2009 10:35 Turkey F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Da796 04/06/2009 12:30 Turkey F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Da797 05/07/2010 12:07 Greece F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF