Trithemis arteriosa

 
 
Common Name:
Red-veined Dropwing
Odonata
Order:
Odonata
Suborder:
Anisoptera
Family:
Libellulidae
Genus:
Trithemis
Species:
T. arteriosa
Species Description
Trithemis arteriosa (Burmeister, 1839), is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is found in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi.Recently it was recorded in Malta by a single specimen. Its natural habitats are rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marches.

IUCN Red List Category & Criteria as Least Concern. Abundant and widespread across its range which includes much of Africa, the Mediterranean area, and parts of the Middle East. 
 
 
 
 

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trithemis_arteriosa
http://biodiversity.mongabay.com/animals/t/Trithemis_arteriosa.html
 
 
The Species on Stamps
Botswana
1983.11.07
Namibia
2007.04.16

 


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