Violet dropwing

Trithemis annulata

A smaller dragonfly with a body length of 32-38 mm and a hindwing length of 20-35 mm, males are purple and females yellowish-brown. Also called the “violet-marked darter,” “purple-blushed darter,” or “plum-coloured dropwing,” this species prefers stagnant or slow-flowing water such as streams, rivers, lakes, canals, ditches, and marshes. The violet flies throughout the year, spending much of its time perched on the water’s edge, with its wings folded forward, and is nomadic.

 

 male

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 female

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