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Ceriagrion georgifreyi

• English name: Turkish Red Damsel
• German name: Grosse Rubinjungfer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Turkse koraaljuffer
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Ceriagrion georgifreyi

Distribution map Ceriagrion georgifreyi

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies


General ➤ a small species with red eyes and a red abdomen which in Europe occurs on a few Greek islands (e.g. Corfu) and possibly the Greek mainland
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Critically Endangered
Scientific name Ceriagrion georgifreyi Schmidt, 1953
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • small streams
Dimensions • typical body length: 35-40 mm; hindwing: 17-20 mm
Both sexesThorax• the antehumeral stripe is very narrow or even absent
 Legs➤ the legs are (fleshy) red
MaleHead• the eyes are red
 Abdomen➤ compared to C. tenellum the lower appendages are more slender and the tip of S10 has a row of black spines
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly red
FemaleHead• the eyes are brown
 Thorax➤ compared to C. tenellum the two upright lobes just behind the hind margin of the pronotum are high and conspicuous
 Abdomen• the amount of red on the abdomen may be very limited or even absent (as it is in the form melanogastrum)
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly brown
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Turkey in 2009 and 2019

Ceriagrion georgifreyi (left) and C. tenellum (right); abdomen, male
Note: Scanning electron micrographs © V. Kalkman.
Reproduced here with the author's permission.

Ceriagrion tenellum (left) and C. georgifreyi (right); thorax, female
Note: in C. georgifreyi the two upright lobes are high and conspicuous.

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. typica

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. typica

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. typica

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. typica

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. typica

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. typica

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. melanogastrum

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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. melanogastrum

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17 / 20; PhotoID: Da791 31/05/2009 16:48 Turkey F5.6 1/45 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Ceriagrion georgifreyi f. typica

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