Trithemis kirbyi

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Trithemis kirbyi
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Trithemis
Species: T. kirbyi
Binomial name
Trithemis kirbyi
Selys, 1891

Orange-winged Dropwing (Trithemis kirbyi) is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is found in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi. It is also present in southern Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean Islands and South Asia - India. It is also known as the Kirby's Dropwing.

It measures 3.2-3.6 cm in length, and reaches a 5.8 cm wingspan.[1] One of the most common african dragonflies, its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, rivers, and inland karsts.