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Двупетнисто кехлибарче (Epitheca bimaculata)

• English name: Eurasian Baskettail
• German name: Zweifleck
• French name: Epithèque bimaculée
• Dutch name: Tweevlek
• Swedish name: Tvåfläckad trollslända
• Norwegian name: Toflekkøyenstikker
• Finnish name: Liitokorento
• Danish name: Toplettet falkelibel
• Italian name: Bimacchiata
• Czech name: lesklice velká
• Slovenian name: Nosna jezerka
• Bulgarian name: Двупетнисто кехлибарче

Двупетнисто кехлибарче (Epitheca bimaculata)

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015

Distribution map Epitheca bimaculata

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


General • a large, stout, light-brown species of central and eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Corduliidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Least Concern
Scientific name Epitheca bimaculata (Charpentier, 1825)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • cordulids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
  • adults tend to forage and rest high up in trees; they are difficult to find and photograph at rest
  • considerably larger than the similar Libellula quadrimaculata and L. fulva
Habitat • lakes, gravel pits, fish ponds, etc. in forested areas
Dimensions • typical body length: 55-65 mm; hindwing: 36-44 mm
Both sexesHead• the eyes are brown
 Thorax• the thorax is brown with bold black stripes on the side
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is brown with large black mid-dorsal patches on S3-S8; S9-S10 are (mostly) black
 Wings➤ the base of the hindwing bears a large dark patch (which contrasts sharply with the white membranule)
  • in immature animals the wings have a suffused orange tint
 Legs• the all-black legs are remarkably long
MaleAbdomen• the secondary genitalia are very large
FemaleAbdomen• the vulvar scale is very large
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in northern France and Bavaria

Epitheca bimaculata; genitalia
Note: Both the male's secondary genitalia (left) and the female's vulvar scale (right) are very large.

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