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Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 ♂

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Trithemis kirbyi Selys, 1891 ♂
Common names: Orange-winged Dropwing, Kirby’s Dropwing, Orange Darter [En], Trithémis de Kirby [Fr], Oranje zonnnewijzer [Nl], Gefleckter Sonnenzeiger [De]

IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern)

With thanks to Dragonflypix.com author for the ID.

Demnate, MARRAKECH ● Morocco

Description: Mature male appears all red, the wings orange from the base to halfway node. Short blackish pterostigma.
Female is straw-coloured, with pale tibiae. Abdomen pale, with two subdorsal rows of blackish dashes on S6-9.
Crocothemis erythraea is similar but larger, less amber on the wings and a long, pale pterostigma.

Biology: Males often perch on rocks.

Habitat: Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, rivers, and inland karsts.

Distribution: Almost all Africa except rain forest areas, Southern Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean Islands and South Asia - India.

References:
Dijkstra K.-D., 2010. Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe, British Wildlife Publishing.
IUCN Red List
Wikipedia, Trithemis kirbyi




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