Odonata

Mexico

Orthemis ferruginea  -  Roseate Skimmer

 

Areale di cattura interessato:

Mexico

Order

Odonata

Suborder

Anisoptera

Family

Libellulidae

Genus/species

Orthemis ferruginea

Italian name

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English name

Roseate Skimmer

 

Adult flight

In tropical countries, practically all year.

Habitat

It is found in lakes, ponds and slow streams, either with permanent or temporary water.

The species is reported in south USA, Mexico, Central America, South America, up to Chile.

Description

Dimensions: body 46-55 mm;
                   rear wing 35-44 mm.
                   abdomen 33-39 mm.

Maschi : "Face" light purple, with dark purple eyes, purple thorax and light purple abdomen.

Transparent front and back wings with dark veins.

Femmine : "Face" brownish, with brown eyes, brown chest and yellow-brown abdomen with a longitudinal white frieze on the hips.

 


Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (male)

Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (male)

Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (male)

Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (male)

Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (male)

Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (male)

Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (male)



Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (female)

Orthemis ferruginea  :     Roseate Skimmer (female)

 

 

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