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Anax parthenope  (Selys, 1839)
Main synonym = Anax bacchus    Hagen, 1867
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Odonata / Aeshnidae
Lesser Emperor Dragonfly,     Mazzarell sultan
Further Information:
A large and conspicuous dragonfly which is closely related to the Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) but is smaller and has a brownish and less colourful abdomen instead greenish-blue. A. parthenope tends to hold its abdomen straighter than A. imperator. Teritorial and prefers still water. Male distinguished by blue abdomen with black band while female has a greenish/beige abdomen. Very strong flier, often flying far from water. Occurs in much of southern and central Europe including most Mediterranean islands










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