Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764)
Ruddy Darter

Type locality: Denmark, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

For the identification of this species, please refer to: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & R. Lewington, 2006. Field guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing. 1-320.

Habitat description

Standing waters and streams in open landscapes and open areas in forest. Often with emergent and aquatic vegetation. Inferred to occur from 0 to 1300 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.


Reference

  • Müller, O.F. (1764). Fauna insectorum Fridrichsdalina, sive methodica descriptio insectorum agri Fridrichsdalensis, cum characteribus genericis et specificis, nominibus, trivialibus, locis natalibus, iconibus allegatis, novisque pluribus speciebus additis. F. Gleditsch, Hafnia et Lipsia, 1-96.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2020-07-10].