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Trithemis festiva

• English name: Indigo Dropwing
• German name: Schwarzer Sonnenzeiger
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Blauwe zonnewijzer
• Swedish name: N/A
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Trithemis festiva

Distribution map Trithemis festiva

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 Rhodes
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Scientific name Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)
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, sunny streams
Dimensions • typical body length: 31-37 mm; hindwing: 23-32 mm
Both sexesWings• the hindwing bears a small orange patch at the base
  ➤ the wing tip (especially in females) often bears a dark patch
MaleThorax• the thorax is purplish black
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black with some mid-dorsal yellow pots
FemaleThorax• the thorax is brown-yellow with thick black lines on the side
 Abdomen• the abdomen is brown-yellow with extensive black markings; S8-S9 are mostly black
Photographs • all of our photos below were made on Cyprus and in Turkey

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Trithemis festiva

1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1091 12/06/2013 10:59 Turkey F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1092 12/06/2013 11:01 Turkey F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1149 03/06/2009 15:12 Turkey F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1150 03/06/2009 15:12 Turkey F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1151 12/06/2013 11:50 Turkey F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1152 15/05/2016 12:02 Cyprus F8 1/800 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1153 03/06/2009 15:24 Turkey F7.1 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1154 08/06/2013 13:06 Turkey F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1155 03/06/2009 15:48 Turkey F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1156 03/06/2009 16:31 Turkey F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1157 03/06/2009 16:32 Turkey F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1158 12/06/2013 16:42 Turkey F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1159 15/05/2016 12:03 Cyprus F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1160 03/06/2009 17:18 Turkey F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1161 03/06/2009 17:47 Turkey F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1162 03/06/2009 18:03 Turkey F8 1/250 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1163 03/06/2009 18:18 Turkey F5.6 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1164 03/06/2009 18:20 Turkey F5.6 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1165 12/06/2013 17:11 Turkey F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Trithemis festiva

20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1166 04/06/2009 10:46 Turkey F5.6 1/100 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF