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Groene haaklibel (Paragomphus genei)

• English name: Green Hooktail
• German name: Grüne Sandjungfer
• French name: Gomphe de Gené
• Dutch name: Groene haaklibel
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Gonfo uncinato
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Groene haaklibel (Paragomphus genei)

Distribution map Paragomphus genei

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


General ➤ a fairly small, garishly coloured species which in Europe occurs only in Iberia and on Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Gomphidae
Scientific name Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • gomphids are 'sitters': they spend a lot of time perched on rocks and vegetation
  ➤ unmistakable: the only species with a hooktail and a green thorax
Habitat • slow-flowing rivers and streams with bare banks and a sandy bottom, but also lakes
Dimensions • typical body length: 37-50 mm; hindwing: 21-26 mm
Both sexesHead➤ like in all other gomphids, the eyes are widely separated
  • the eyes are blue
 Thorax• the thorax is green with brown stripes
 Abdomen• the abdomen is sandy-brown with yellow, beige and black stripes, spots and patches
 Wings• the costa is yellow; the pterostigma is green
MaleAbdomen• the upper appendages are very long and curved downwards, while S8 and S9 bear broad flaps on the side
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in Andalusia and Extremadura

Line DrawingLineDrawing: the male's head, thorax and abdomen, and the male's and the female's appendages in lateral view.

Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei)
Male head, thorax and abdomen in lateral view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2017 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei)
Male appendages in lateral view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2017 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

Green Hooktail (Paragomphus genei)
Female appendages in lateral view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2017 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

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