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Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839)

Synonym
  • Aeshna parthenope Selys, 1839
Vernacular Name
Vagrant Emperor, Lesser Emperor
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Conservation status
IUCN: LC; EURL: LC
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In the east of its Asian range the subspecies A. p. julius occurs, which might prove to be a distinct species. Anax parthenope ranges from Europe and North Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, Siberia, India, China and Japan. Recently a young female was found near Omsk constituting by far the most northern record of the species on the Siberian plain (Kosterin 2007). These records suggest that the northwards expansion of the species is taking place over very wide range. In the West of Europe, the species reaches now Latvia, Poland, the south of Sweden, northern Germany and the East of Ireland. A vagrant adult has been kept in the the Orkney Islands north of Scotland, so it might be just a matter of time before it will be recorded in Scotland. The species occurs at standing and intermittently-flowing, soft and brackish waters, more rarely at permanently slow-running waters.
Book reference
  • Смірнов Н. А., Андрющенко Т.Г. , Ткебучава І.Б. Каталог колекції бабок (Odonata) Природничого музею Чернівецького національного університету // Збірник праць Зоологічного музею. - 2016. - №47 - с.66-78.
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  • Смірнов Н.А. Доповнення до фауни бабок (Odonata) Чернівецької області (Україна) // Українська ентомофауністика. – 2017. – Т.8, №2. – С.27-32.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
Insecta
Odonata
Aeshnidae
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