Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Trithemis
Family: Libellulidae (Insecta/Odonata)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
arteriosa
NOTES

A dragonfly with a length of about 33 mm and a wingspan of about 55 mm. An abundant and widespread species which typically perches on vegetation close to the water with their wings held forwards and downwards. The nymphs are aquatic and live in fresh water. Adults and nymphs are predacious.


AUTHORITY
(Burmeister, 1839)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Males have a bright red abdomen with characteristic black marking at the end. Eyes and thorax purplish
Colour: Red
Notes: Females are orange with black markings on the sides of the abdomen
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Dragonfly
Red veined dropwing
Rooinerfie
Habitat
NOTES: Frequently seen at Old Man's Pool and sometimes in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
December
Synonyms for Species
Libellula conjuncta
Libellula distinct
Libellula rubella
Trithemis jacksoni
Trithemis stuhlmanni



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