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Red-veined Dropwing

Trithemis arteriosa


Medium-sized dragonfly, about 6 cm in wingspan. Mainly bright-red in appearance, but the head and thorax are more deep red. Wings have bright red veins, dark brown pterostigmas and orange makings at their bases.


Common African dropwing, found throughout the continent in proximity to slowly-moving streams or stagnant waters. Here, observed in such environment in urban area, a park in central Abuja.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Spotted on Oct 14, 2018
Submitted on Oct 22, 2018

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