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Trithemis arteriosa

• English name: Red-Veined Dropwing
• German name: Rotader-Sonnenzeiger
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Rode zonnewijzer
• Swedish name: N/A
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Trithemis arteriosa

Distribution map Trithemis arteriosa

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


General ➤ a small species which in Europe occurs only on Cyprus and the Canary Islands
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Scientific name Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)
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
  Trithemis species tend to perch with their wings folded forward
  • immature males are coloured like females
Habitat • small streams but also shallow lakes and swimming pools (!)
Dimensions • typical body length: 32-38 mm; hindwing: 23-30 mm
Both sexesWings• the forewing and hindwing bear an orange patch at the base
MaleHead• the frons is red
 Thorax• the thorax is completely (purplish) red
 Abdomen➤ the slim abdomen is red with black markings laterally and, on S8-S10, also dorsally
 Wings➤ the veins are red
FemaleThorax• the thorax is whitish with thick black lines on the side
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is brown-yellow with large black spots on S1-S7, while S8-S9 are black with pairs of small yellow spots; the side of the abdomen bears extensive black markings
Photographs • all of our photos below were made on the Canary Islands and Cyprus

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1701 06/06/2014 18:25 Spain F9.5 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1703 22/05/2016 09:30 Cyprus F8 1/1000 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1710 22/05/2016 09:35 Cyprus F8 1/1000 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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