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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum)

• English name: Small Redeye
• German name: Kleines Granatauge
• French name: Naïade au corps vert
• Dutch name: Kleine roodoogjuffer
• Swedish name: Mindre rödögonflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Allikkotytönkorento
• Danish name: Lille rødøjet vandnymfe
• Italian name: Occhirossi minore
• Czech name: šidélko znamenané
• Slovenian name: Mali rdečeokec
• Bulgarian name: Малко стреличе

Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum)

Distribution map Erythromma viridulum

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 which occurs in Southern and Central Europe and which has been expanding its range northwards
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • noticeably smaller than E. najas
Habitat • lakes and ponds with mats of floating vegetation
Dimensions • typical body length: 26-32 mm; hindwing: 16-20 mm
MaleHead• the eyes are bright red
 Thorax• the antehumeral stripe is bronze-green
 Abdomen• the top of the abdomen is all black except for S1, S9 and S10, which are sky blue
  ➤ the sky-blue tail-light on S9 and S10 is interrupted by a black x-shaped mark on S10
  ➤ the side of S2 and S8 are sky blue
FemaleHead• the eyes are brown/green
 Thorax➤ the antehumeral stripe is usually complete
Photographs • most of our photos below were made in Tuscany

Erythromma viridulum; abdomen, male
Note: By contrast, in E. najas the male's S8 is black.

Erythromma viridulum; abdomen, male
Note: By contrast, in E. najas the male's S10 is blue, without a black mark.

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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum) ♂

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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Da139 28/05/2007 15:41 Italy F8 1/160 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Da142 03/06/2012 15:49 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Da178 17/06/2017 14:26 Italy F8 1/40 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: Da179 09/09/2009 12:31 Italy F5.6 1/80 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum) ♂

9 / 20; PhotoID: Da180 21/09/2014 10:29 Spain F8 1/20 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Da181 10/09/2009 10:36 Italy F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Da202 30/05/2007 09:55 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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Allikkotytönkorento (Erythromma viridulum) ♀

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