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Trithemis arteriosa

• Scientific name: Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839)
• English name: Red-Veined Dropwing
• German name: Rotader-Sonnenzeiger
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Rode zonnewijzer
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A
• Typical length: 32-38 mm
• Hindwing: 23-30 mm

Trithemis arteriosa

Distribution map

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

The Red-Veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa) takes its common and scientific names from the bright red veins in the male's wings. It's a medium-sized species of African origins whose presence in Europe so far is limited to Cyprus and the Canary Islands. Unlike Trithemis annulata, the male T. arteriosa does not develop any pruinescence on his comparatively slender abdomen but instead becomes a more intense red with maturity. This bright red is offset with bold, black lines on the top and sides of the abdomen. His frons, too, is red rather than purple. The female may or may not have dark patches at the tip of her wings, and her abdomen too is much more slender than that of female annulata.

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