Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Anax guttatus

I never get tired of Anax species. Is does not matter where you go on this planet (well, Antarctica springs to mind) or you will bump into one or a few species. Anax is the only genus of which a representative reached Iceland (Anax ephippiger). That same species also crosses the Atlantic to reach the Caribbean. Quite a feat. In Viet Nam there is one common species, Anax guttatus. It is a large species, with blue markings on S2, light blue and white markings on S3, some yellow in the hindwing, a greenish thorax, face and frons with very little black, and three lateral spots on S4-6.

Anax guttatus, male

Appendages in ventral view

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