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Eurasian Bullfinch 2023
Red Deer 2023
Marsh Sandpiper 2023
Sombre Goldenring 21-23
Red-footed Falcon 2023
Pallid Swift 18-23
Southern Grey Shrike 2023
Eurasian Dotterel 2023
Caspian Tern 2023
Banded Darter 21-23
Moorish Gecko 2023
Violet Dropwing 2023
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Violet Dropwing 2023
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Distribution of the Violet Dropwing in 2023
The Violet Dropwing Trithemis annulata is a dragonfly of African origin. Discovered in southern Spain in 1978, it continued to spread northwards, appearing in mainland France in 1994. Since then, the species has become well established in the southern half of the country.
Look for this beautiful species in stagnant bodies of water: ponds, sand pits, lagoon sites, etc. Active from mid-June, its peak activity occurs in September. The last individuals are recorded until November.
The male of the Violet Dropwing is easily recognised by its wine-pink colouring, purplish face, red wing veins and amber wing bases. Females are yellowish and have bright yellow-orange wing bases.
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Image caption: This male of Violet Dropwing is easily recognised by its wine-pink hue. It erects its abdomen to limit its exposure to sunlight. Ph.Jourde
Map based on collective data from Faune-France and its partners. No use authorised without the prior consent of the LPO.
Project carried out by LPO France, in collaboration with a network of partner associations.