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

Search for Anax parthenope  in the following online resources:
Google Yahoo Lycos Wikipedia Index to Organism Names
Google Scholar Catalogue of Life EUNIS Database NCBI Database (inc. Pubmed) Scirus
Other Links and info
Funghi & Fauna Main Page Wild Plants Main Index Close This Window
Image Code:

(required to buy images in this page)
This website needs financial support through sponsors or advertisment - check here .
All material and data on this webpage is under the copyright of the author of this site - Stephen Mifsud / www.MaltaWildPlants.com / Malta. (2002-2010)
This research project about the flora of Malta is sponsored by: