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Zygonyx torridus

• English name: Ringed Cascader
• German name: Gefleckter Wasserfallkreuzer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Watervallibel
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Freccia di cascata
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Zygonyx torridus

Distribution map Zygonyx torridus

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


General ➤ a large species which in Europe occurs only in Iberia and on the Canary Islands and Sicily
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Scientific name Zygonyx torridus (Kirby, 1889)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • often oviposits while flying in tandem
  • males spend a great deal of time on the wing, defending their territory against other males and waiting for females
  • when resting, hangs rather than sits
Habitat ➤ waterfalls and rapids in fast-flowing rivers and streams
Dimensions • typical body length: 50-60 mm; hindwing: 45-50 mm
MaleThorax• the thorax is brown-black
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black with extensive yellow spots
FemaleThorax• the thorax is brown with yellow patches on the side
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black with extensive yellow spots; females tend to have more yellow on the abdomen than males
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Andalusia and on the Canary Islands

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1502 29/05/2014 17:06 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1503 03/06/2014 16:14 Spain F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1505 20/08/2010 14:56 Spain F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1506 20/08/2010 14:57 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1507 05/06/2014 15:01 Spain F8 1/1000 180mm ISO400 Canon7D +Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1508 20/08/2010 14:59 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1509 20/08/2010 15:03 Spain F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1511 20/08/2010 15:31 Spain F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1512 20/08/2010 15:35 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1523 05/06/2014 16:37 Spain F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1524 22/08/2010 16:27 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1525 22/08/2010 16:28 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1526 22/08/2010 16:29 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1527 23/08/2010 13:04 Spain F5.6 1/1250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D +Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1535 24/08/2010 17:34 Spain F5.6 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1536 24/08/2010 17:38 Spain F8 1/50 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1537 24/08/2010 17:40 Spain F5.6 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1538 05/06/2014 16:37 Spain F8 1/180 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF