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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum)

• English name: Banded Darter
• German name: Gebänderte Heidelibelle
• French name: Sympétrum du Piémont
• Dutch name: Bandheidelibel
• Swedish name: Bandad ängstrollslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Vyösyyskorento
• Danish name: Båndet hedelibel
• Italian name: Cardinale alifasciate
• Czech name: vážka podhorní
• Slovenian name: Pasasti kamenjak
• Bulgarian name: Поясно червениче

vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum)

Distribution map Sympetrum pedemontanum

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 Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Scientific name Sympetrum pedemontanum (Müller in Allioni, 1766)
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 • slow-flowing streams and canals, but also lakes and ponds
Dimensions • typical body length: 28-35 mm; hindwing: 18-24 mm
Both sexesWings➤ each wing bears a dark band
 Legs• the legs are all black
MaleThorax• the thorax is reddish brown
 Abdomen• the abdomen is red and slightly club-shaped, with some black markings on S8 and S9
 Wings• the pterostigma is red
FemaleThorax• the thorax is yellow/brown
 Abdomen• the top of the abdomen is yellow with black markings on S8 and S9 and a thin black mid-dorsal line; the underside of the abdomen is black
 Wings• the pterostigma is creamy white
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Central and Northern Italy, Bavaria and Belgium

Sympetrum pedemontanum; front wing, male (left) and female (right)
Note the red (male) and white (female) pterostigma and the dark band that runs through the wing.

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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♀

1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr537 15/09/2007 14:58 Belgium F5.6 1/50 180mm ISO100 Canon10D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr538 22/08/2011 10:26 Germany F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr539 05/08/2007 17:33 Italy F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♀

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr540 28/08/2009 10:15 Germany F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♀

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr541 20/07/2006 11:01 Belgium F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ⚤

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr542 21/08/2013 09:22 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ⚤

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr543 20/07/2006 11:13 Belgium F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr544 05/08/2007 16:26 Italy F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr545 21/08/2013 14:04 Italy F8 1/350 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr546 28/08/2009 10:19 Germany F5.6 1/100 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr547 05/08/2007 16:41 Italy F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr548 20/07/2006 13:26 Belgium F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr549 05/08/2007 17:01 Italy F5.6 1/160 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♀

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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr551 05/08/2007 18:04 Italy F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr552 20/07/2006 13:42 Belgium F5.6 1/160 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr553 28/08/2009 12:05 Germany F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr554 20/07/2006 13:48 Belgium F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr555 16/08/2011 14:21 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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vážka podhorní (Sympetrum pedemontanum) ♀

20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr556 05/08/2007 17:35 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF