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Trithemis festiva

• Scientific name: Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)
• English name: Indigo Dropwing
• German name: Schwarzer Sonnenzeiger
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Blauwe 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: 31-37 mm
• Hindwing: 23-32 mm

Trithemis festiva

Distribution map

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

The Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva) is a tropical Asian species which occurs on the Greek islands of Rhodes and Cyprus. In size and behaviour it's quite similar to the more widely distributed Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata), but its habitat preference and looks are very different; the species clearly prefers running rather than still waters and males can typically be seen resting on rocks or stream-side vegetation, guarding their territories. Mature male Trithemis festiva are entirely dark (i.e. dark blue rather than black) overlaid with a fine whitish pruinescence. Young males look similar to females, sporting extensive yellow patches on their abdomen. In addition, females especially often have extensive dark patches at the wing tips.

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