Nesciothemis farinosa

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Nesciothemis farinosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Nesciothemis
Species: N. farinosa
Binomial name
Nesciothemis farinosa
(Förster, 1898)

Nesciothemis farinosa (Eastern Blacktail) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae.

Common Names[edit]

Common names for this species include Eastern Blacktail, Black-tailed Skimmer (not to be confused with the European and Asian species of the same name, Orthetrum cancellatum), Black-tailed Dancer, Black-tailed False-skimmer and Common Blacktail.

Distribution and status[edit]

It is found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi.

Habitat[edit]

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, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2005). "Nesciothemis farinosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 August 2007. 
  • Clausnitzer, V. (2005). "Nesciothemis farinosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 August 2007.
  • Tarboton, W.R.; Tarboton, M. (2015). A guide to dragonflies and damselflies of South Africa. ISBN 978-1-77584-184-5
  • Dijkstra, K-D. B. & Clausnitzer, V. 2015 The dragonflies and damselflies of Eastern Africa. ISBN 978-94-91615-06-1