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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum)

• English name: Yellow-Winged Darter
• German name: Gefleckte Heidelibelle
• French name: Sympétrum jaune d'or
• Dutch name: Geelvlekheidelibel
• Swedish name: Gulfläckad ängstrollslända
• Norwegian name: Gulvinget høstlibelle
• Finnish name: Elokorento
• Danish name: Gulvinget hedelibel
• Italian name: Cardinale dorato
• Czech name: vážka žlutavá
• Slovenian name: Rumeni kamenjak
• Bulgarian name: Жълтокрило червениче

vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum)

Distribution map Sympetrum flaveolum

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


General • a small species of Central and especially Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Scientific name Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • libellulids are 'sitters': males spend a lot of time perched at the water's edge, waiting for females
  • all European Sympetrum species oviposit in tandem
Habitat • shallow ponds and lakes
Dimensions • typical body length: 32-37 mm; hindwing: 23-32 mm
Both sexesWings➤ the forewing and especially the hindwing bear a large orange patch at the base
 Legs• the legs are black with a yellow stripe on the tibia and femur
MaleThorax• the thorax is brown with black lines on the side
 Abdomen• the top of the abdomen is orange-red (yellow-brown in immature males) with some black markings on S8 and S9; the underside of the abdomen is black
  • the abdomen is not club-shaped
 Wings• the pterostigma is orange-red
FemaleThorax• the thorax is yellow-brown with black lines on the side
 Abdomen• the top of the abdomen is yellow-brown with some black markings on S8 and S9; the side of the abdomen bears two rows of black markings
 Wings• the pterostigma is orange-brown
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Finland and the Netherlands

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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr518 26/07/2012 14:45 Finland F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr519 01/08/2018 15:27 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr520 17/07/2010 13:03 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ⚤

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr521 19/07/2010 10:51 Finland F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ⚤

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr522 22/07/2010 13:24 Finland F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr523 26/07/2012 14:50 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr524 22/07/2010 14:09 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♀

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr525 26/07/2018 17:01 Finland F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr526 16/07/2010 12:09 Finland F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♀

10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr527 16/07/2010 12:14 Finland F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr529 23/07/2010 12:46 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr530 26/07/2012 17:05 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr531 26/07/2012 18:23 Finland F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr532 01/08/2018 16:52 Finland F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr533 16/07/2006 13:39 Netherlands F8 1/160 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr534 26/07/2010 10:38 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♀

17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr535 01/08/2018 17:34 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr536 26/07/2010 11:02 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♀

19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr976 27/07/2012 17:34 Finland F8 1/800 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka žlutavá (Sympetrum flaveolum) ♀

20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr977 01/08/2018 17:37 Finland F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF