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Blodrød høstlibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum)

• Scientific name: Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
• English name: Ruddy Darter
• German name: Blutrote Heidelibelle
• French name: Sympétrum sanguin
• Dutch name: Bloedrode heidelibel
• Swedish name: Blodröd ängstrollslända
• Norwegian name: Blodrød høstlibelle
• Finnish name: Verikorento
• Danish name: Blodrød hedelibel
• Italian name: Cardinale sanguineo
• Czech name: vážka rudá
• Slovenian name: Krvavordeči kamenjak
• Bulgarian name: Кърваво червениче
• Typical length: 34-39 mm
• Hindwing: 23-31 mm

Blodrød høstlibelle (Sympetrum sanguineum)

Distribution map

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

The Ruddy Darter is a common, small dragonfly which is widely distributed throughout Europe, although it's largely absent from Northern Scandinavia and Southern Iberia. As its scientific and common names suggest, Sympetrum sanguineum's most characteristic features are the male's blood-red abdomen, which is clearly club-shaped and at its widest on S7-S8. As in so many other dragonfly species, immature males share the same colour as the females, which in this species is a deep, golden yellow. The legs are all black.

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

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