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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis)

• English name: Orange Featherleg
• German name: Orange Federlibelle
• French name: Agrion orangé
• Dutch name: Oranje breedscheenjuffer
• Swedish name: N/A
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis)

Distribution map Platycnemis acutipennis

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


General ➤ a fairly large species which occurs in Iberia and in the South and West of France
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Platycnemididae
Scientific name Platycnemis acutipennis Selys, 1841
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • all types of running waters
Dimensions • typical body length: 34-37 mm; hindwing: 18-19 mm
Both sexesThorax➤ the beige thorax typically bears a double antehumeral stripe
 Legs• the shins are not particularly wide
MaleAbdomen➤ the abdomen is orange with black markings on S7-S9
  • the lower appendages are clearly longer than the upper appendages
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly orange/brown
FemaleAbdomen• the abdomen is beige/brown with long black dorsal lines
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly golden brown
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Spain and the Ardèche

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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♀

1 / 20; PhotoID: Da621 05/07/2011 14:21 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: Da622 24/05/2018 14:31 Spain F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

3 / 20; PhotoID: Da623 07/06/2010 10:42 Spain F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: Da624 15/06/2008 11:34 France F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

5 / 20; PhotoID: Da625 11/06/2015 12:53 Spain F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

6 / 20; PhotoID: Da626 24/05/2018 14:52 Spain F10 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Da628 03/06/2017 12:18 Spain F8 1/800 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: Da629 15/06/2008 16:08 France F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: Da643 03/06/2017 12:59 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ⚤

10 / 20; PhotoID: Da644 04/06/2017 12:33 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♀

11 / 20; PhotoID: Da647 07/06/2010 09:53 Spain F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ⚤

12 / 20; PhotoID: Da648 07/06/2017 12:56 Spain F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ⚤

13 / 20; PhotoID: Da649 07/06/2017 12:57 Spain F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

14 / 20; PhotoID: Da650 18/06/2008 17:00 France F8 1/45 180mm ISO100 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♀

15 / 20; PhotoID: Da651 11/06/2015 13:10 Spain F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Da652 13/06/2015 11:06 Spain F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: Da653 07/06/2010 10:44 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: Da654 24/05/2018 15:12 Spain F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♀

19 / 20; PhotoID: Da657 10/06/2017 11:03 Spain F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Orange Featherleg (Platycnemis acutipennis) ♂

20 / 20; PhotoID: Da658 14/06/2012 15:34 Spain F10 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF