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Tummasyyskorento (Sympetrum danae)

• Scientific name: Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)
• English name: Black Darter
• German name: Schwarze Heidelibelle
• French name: Sympétrum noir
• Dutch name: Zwarte heidelibel
• Swedish name: Svart ängstrollslända
• Norwegian name: Svart høstlibelle
• Finnish name: Tummasyyskorento
• Danish name: Sort hedelibel
• Italian name: Cardinale nero
• Czech name: vážka tmavá
• Slovenian name: Črni kamenjak
• Bulgarian name: N/A
• Typical length: 29-34 mm
• Hindwing: 20-30 mm

Tummasyyskorento (Sympetrum danae)

Distribution map

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

The Black Darter is a small dragonfly. It's a Central and Northern European species which only reaches as far South as the alpine regions of Northern Italy. With age the adult male Sympetrum danae becomes almost entirely black, although some lighter, dull-yellow markings may remain. Younger males and females have a bright yellow thorax and abdomen with extensive black markings dorsally and laterally. The species' main distinguishing features include its all-black legs, the black triangle dorsally on the thorax, and the female's vulvar scale, which sits at a 90-degree angle to the abdomen.

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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr499 16/08/2016 11:47 Italia F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr514 03/08/2013 13:29 Suomi F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr515 22/08/2011 14:34 Saksa F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr516 24/08/2009 12:17 Saksa F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr528 19/08/2008 16:16 Italia F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr449 13/08/2012 17:30 Italia F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr476 26/08/2015 11:05 Saksa F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr477 21/08/2015 11:15 Italia F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF