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Barbet
2014-11-19 12:20:05

The barbet (Diplacodes luminans) is a species of dragonfly that resides in sub-Saharan areas of Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Somalia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas. It prefers to reside in permanent and seasonal swampy habitats near ponds. This species reaches an average body length between 1.3 and 1.5 inches and both males...

Dwarf Percher
2014-11-19 11:24:19

The dwarf percher (Diplacodes pumila) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in moist wetlands, savannahs, and grasslands. This species highly resembles the black percher, but is smaller. Its population numbers and trends are unknown and it is...

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of...

Asiatic Blood Tail
2014-11-19 10:23:31

The Asiatic blood tail (Lathrecista asiatica) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a range that extends from Australia south to Viet Nam and to India. It prefers to reside in moist areas like swamps and marshlands and can be seen near pools and ponds. This species is sole member of its genus and it holds two subspecies. It is abundant throughout many areas of its range, but its...

White Faced Darter Leucorrhinia dubia
2014-04-22 14:10:38

The white-faced darter (Leucorrhinia dubia), also known as the small whiteface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Europe and northwestern areas of Asia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among other areas. It prefers to reside in bogs near lakes and other water sources...

Keeled Skimmer Orthetrum coerulescens
2013-08-01 13:38:12

The keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe. Its range includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It can be found in boggy areas in the northern areas of its range, while it prefers running water sources, like ditches and...

Epaulet Skimmer Orthetrum chrysostigma
2013-08-01 13:33:09

The epaulet skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda, with possible populations occurring on Burundi and the Canary Islands. It can be found near almost all types of slow moving and still waters in tropical and...

Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum
2013-08-01 12:32:23

The black-tailed skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe and Asia. Its range includes Albania, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, France, German, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. It can be found near mostly sunny, slow moving and still water sources. The black-tailed...

Blue Skimmer Orthetrum caledonicum
2013-08-01 12:26:49

The blue skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Sunda and Loyalty Islands. It can be found near many temporary and permanent freshwater sources. It reaches an average body length of two inches, with an average wingspan of three inches. The coloring of this species varies depending upon the sex,...

Black Percher Diplacodes lefebvrii
2013-08-01 12:23:20

The black percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Eurasia, Europe, and Africa. It holds a large range that includes Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iran, Madagascar, Pakistan, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Zambia, among many other areas. This species can be found near almost all temporary and permanent freshwater...

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