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RED-VEINED DROPWING - TRITHEMISM ARTERIOSA by Magaret Meintjes
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LOCATION CAPTURED: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA

Red-veined Dropwing – TRITHEMISM ARTERIOSA
Identification: Medium-sized (wingspan 58mm), slender, with distinguishing black lateral marks at tip of thin abdomen. Adult males red-bodied with red leading wing veins; immature males and females yellow or dull orange. Nymphs are oval (body length 20mm) with dark brown mottling, spines on top of abdomen and no body hair.
Biology: Settles with wings downwards and forwards on reeds and grasses from which short forays are made for food or, in the case of males, to pursue intruders.
Habitat: Numerous in a wide variety of vegetation types in most aquatic habitats, including brackish pans in arid regions. One of the most common dragonflies in the region, with a very wide range that includes all of Africa and the Mediterranean.
Related species: The other 10 species in the genus are red- or yellow-bodied, males developing a dull blue or violet bloom (rarely light blue). Red Crocothemis are similar, but have a thicker abdomen without black side markings at the tip.

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Comments

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 6 years ago

  • George  Link
    George Linkalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice capture!

  • Thankyou George for your time and very kind comment, really much appreciated! take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dennis Jones - CameraView
    Dennis Jones -...almost 6 years ago

    Awesome color of red… A whole lot deeper red than our Neon Skimmers…

    Another good capture…

  • Wow you are quick Dennis! Thank you so much, appreciate your time and very kind comment! take care !!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Another great one from you Mags!

  • Thank you for another quick one from you my dear friend, really appreciate your kind comment hug xxxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyalmost 6 years ago

    fab capture mq

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful, great detail !

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    What a great capture and lovely colours Mags

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyalmost 6 years ago

    great macro Mags such great detail

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture Mags!! wonderful colours and detail!!!!

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning, I love your angle. Great information about the Dragonfly

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