Sympetrum fonscolombii

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The red-veined darter or nomad (Sympetrum fonscolombii) is a dragonfly of the genus Sympetrum. It is a widespread and common species found from the south to the north of Africa, southern Europe and eastwards to the Middle East, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Indian Ocean Islands. It is a common species in southern Europe and from the 1990s onwards has increasingly been found in northwest Europe, including Britain and Ireland. Its name is sometimes...

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iNat Map

9. typical wing position open
8. pterostigma colour pale
7. wing markings - colour none
6. wing markings - extent none
5. dominant body colour - female yellow & black
4. dominant body colour - male red/orange
3. body length medium
2. ecoregion Etosha, Kalahari, Karstveld Sink Holes, Namib Coastal, Okavango Floodplains, Southern Kalahari, Southern Temperate Highveld, Upper Zambezi Floodplains, Western Orange, Zambezi Lowveld
1. country Botswana, Namibia