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Двупетнисто кехлибарче (Epitheca bimaculata)

• English name: Eurasian Baskettail
• German name: Zweifleck
• French name: Epithèque bimaculée
• Dutch name: Tweevlek
• Swedish name: Tvåfläckad trollslända
• Norwegian name: Toflekkøyenstikker
• Finnish name: Liitokorento
• Danish name: Toplettet falkelibel
• Italian name: Bimacchiata
• Czech name: lesklice velká
• Slovenian name: Nosna jezerka
• Bulgarian name: Двупетнисто кехлибарче

Двупетнисто кехлибарче (Epitheca bimaculata)

Distribution map Epitheca bimaculata

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


General • a large, stout, light-brown species of Central and Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Corduliidae
Scientific name Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • cordulids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
  • adults tend to forage and rest high up in trees; they are difficult to find and photograph at rest
  • considerably larger than the similar Libellua quadrimaculata and L. fulva
Habitat • lakes, gravel pits, fish ponds, etc. in forested areas
Dimensions • typical body length: 55-65 mm; hindwing: 36-44 mm
Both sexesHead• the eyes are brown
 Thorax• the thorax is brown with bold black stripes on the side
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is brown with large black mid-dorsal patches on S3-S8; S9-S10 are (mostly) black
 Wings➤ the base of the hindwing bears a large dark patch (which contrasts sharply with the white membranule)
  • in immature animals the wings have a suffused orange tint
 Legs• the all-black legs are remarkably long
MaleAbdomen• the secondary genitalia are very large
FemaleAbdomen• the vulvar scale is very large
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Northern France and Bavaria

Epitheca bimaculata; genitalia
Note: Both the male's secondary genitalia (left) and the female's vulvar scale (right) are very large.

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