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Temni slaniščar (Selysiothemis nigra)

• English name: Black Pennant
• German name: Schwarzer Baron
• French name: Sélysiothémis noir
• Dutch name: Windvaantje
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Freccianera
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: Temni slaniščar
• Bulgarian name: Черно стъклениче

Temni slaniščar (Selysiothemis nigra)

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015

Distribution map Selysiothemis nigra

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


General • a very small species which in Europe occurs only in the south(-east)
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Libellulidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Least Concern
Scientific name Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • libellulids are 'sitters': males spend a lot of time perched at the water's edge, waiting for females
  • immature males are coloured like females
Habitat • shallow lakes
Dimensions • typical body length: 30-38 mm; hindwing: 24-27 mm
Both sexesAbdomen• the appendages are black
 Wings➤ there is no coloured patch at the base of the wing
  ➤ the pterostigma is pale with a black border at the top and bottom
MaleThorax• the thorax is brown-black
 Abdomen• the abdomen is all black
FemaleThorax• the thorax is beige-brown with thick black lines on the side
 Abdomen• the abdomen is beige-brown with extensive black markings; S8-S9 are mostly black
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Tuscany

Line DrawingLineDrawing: the female's wings in dorsal view.

Black Pennant (Selysiothemis nigra)
Female wings in dorsal view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2013 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

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