Crocothemis

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Crocothemis
Crocothemis servilia male by kadavoor.jpg
Crocothemis servilia male
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Crocothemis
Brauer, 1868[1]

Crocothemis is a genus of dragonflies in the Libellulidae family,[2] subfamily Sympetrinae (darters). Various species of this genus occur in southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Southwest Pacific. They are generally small to medium-sized dragonflies.

These dragonflies are often noticed due to their colours. Males are generally very brightly coloured, ranging from totally red in several species, to the rich blue of Australia's C. nigrifrons. As with many Libellulid species, the females tend to be dull brown or orange.

Like most libellulids they tend to perch on sticks, reeds or stones near water, flying out to catch insects then returning to their perch.

Species[edit]

The genus contains the following species:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brauer, Friedrich (1868). "Verzeichniss der bis jetzt bekannten Neuropteren im Sinne Linné's. Erster Abschnitt". Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien (in German). 18: 359-416 [367] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ "Genus Crocothemis Brauer, 1868". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 11 Oct 2010. 
  4. ^ Clausnitzer, V.; Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Crocothemis divisa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 Aug 2010. 
  5. ^ "Checklist of UK Species". British Dragonfly Society. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Checklist, English common names". DragonflyPix.com. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Günther Theischinger; John Hawking (2006). The complete field guide to dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8. 
  8. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2006). "Crocothemis sanguinolenta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 Aug 2010. 
  9. ^ Clausnitzer, V.; Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2009). "Crocothemis saxicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 Aug 2010. 
  10. ^ Dunkle, Sidney W. (2000). Dragonflies through binoculars. OUP USA. ISBN 0-19-511268-7. 
  11. ^ Dow, R.A. (2007). "Crocothemis servilia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 

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