Odonata

Mexico

Erythrodiplax berenice  -  Seaside Dragonlet

 

Areale di cattura interessato:

Mexico

Order

Odonata

Suborder

Anisoptera

Family

Libellulidae

Genus/species

Erythrodiplax berenice

Italian name

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English name

Seaside Dragonlet

 

Adult flight

in tropical areas, practically all year.

Habitat

Salt pans, estuaries, bays and lakes with a high salinity content.

The species is reported on the Atlantic coast of Canada to Venezuela and Trinidad.

Description

Dimensions: body 28-35 mm;
                   rear wing 18-26mm,
                   abdomen 15-23 mm.
Male : Red eyes, blue body.
Female and teneral: Brown eyes, yellowish thorax with black friezes, brown abdomen with black friezes.

Both the females and the immature males are gynocromes, that is, they change color according to age, the females lose the color of the abdomen which becomes almost completely black, the immature males gradually take on the colors of the adult.

 


Erythrodiplax berenice :    Seaside Dragonlet (male)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (male)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (male)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (male)



Erythrodiplax berenice :    Seaside Dragonlet (female)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (female)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (female)



Erythrodiplax berenice :    Seaside Dragonlet (juvenile male)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (juvenile male)



Erythrodiplax berenice :    Seaside Dragonlet (tandem - guarding)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (tandem - guarding)

Erythrodiplax berenice :   Seaside Dragonlet (tandem - guarding)

Erythrodiplax berenice :    Seaside Dragonlet (tandem - guarding)

 

 

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