Black Pennant, Selysiothemis nigra

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Selysiothemis nigra

Black Pennant

Quite a scarce dragonfly in Europe, its locations are few in Spain, Italy, Greece and a few oasis in North Africa, otherwise it occurs commonly in Central Asia and the Middle East.
We found this species in Catalonia, Spain where it is not recorded as being present.
Its wing-cells are the widest in the odonata family and gives it away for identification.
Males are mainly black, females beige with black markings.
What characterize them also are the huge eyes taking up most of their face and nothing, no movement escapes them.
A lot of patience is needed to approach them, they are very nervous and hyperactive but once “tamed”, they finally drop guard with the photographer but it is necessary to plan spending time!
It can fly long distances their flight period extends from mid-may to end of august.
Total length: 30 to 38 mm
Habitat: still and shallow water in hot sunny areas.

Selysiothemis nigra, FCatalonia, Spain

Selysiothemis nigra, F

Selysiothemis nigra, M

Selysiothemis nigra, M

Selysiothemis nigra, M

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Nature and photography but mostly animals and birds. I live in France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years and in the U.S. for 3 years and with Australia in mind for the future. With my husband, I created and managed a Bird Park in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON lenses: 300 mm F/4, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 200/500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E,

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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Ken Billington

Noushka, amazing photos – you have a gift for photography!