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Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)

• Scientific name: Sympetrum flaveolum (Linnaeus, 1758)
• English name: Yellow-Winged Darter
• German name: Gefleckte Heidelibelle
• French name: Sympétrum jaune d'or
• Dutch name: Geelvlekheidelibel
• Swedish name: Gulfläckad ängstrollslända
• Norwegian name: Gulvinget høstlibelle
• Finnish name: Elokorento
• Danish name: Gulvinget hedelibel
• Italian name: Cardinale dorato
• Czech name: vážka žlutavá
• Slovenian name: Rumeni kamenjak
• Bulgarian name: Жълтокрило червениче
• Typical length: 32-37 mm
• Hindwing: 23-32 mm

Yellow-Winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum)

Distribution map

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

The Yellow-Winged Darter is a small dragonfly. It's essentially an Eastern European species which occasionally spreads as far West as Iberia. Our photographs of the species were made in the Netherlands and, more recently, in Finland. Sympetrum flaveolum is an easily recognisable species; besides the male's orange (rather than red) colour, the most distinguishing feature is really the huge orange-yellow patch at the base of the hind wing.

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12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr530 26/07/2012 17:05 Finland F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr531 26/07/2012 18:23 Finland F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr532 16/07/2006 13:39 Netherlands F8 1/160 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr534 26/07/2010 10:38 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr976 27/07/2012 17:34 Finland F8 1/800 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr977 05/09/2008 14:36 Netherlands F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF