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Red-veined Dropwing

Trithemis arteriosa

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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