Piedspots

Family Libellulidae      (Leach, 1815)

Distribution Worldwide
  • 3 species 
  • Very little is known of the one world species  Hemistigma ouvirandrae
Africa
  • 1 species widespread in Africa 
  • 1 species in Madagascar.
Habitat and behaviour
  • Recognised by its black-and-white pterostigmas.
  • Metallic black frons with white spots on the side of frons, and a white lower face
  • Wings clear with light yellow between the Costa and Radial veins Dark dark stripe at hind margin of wing 
  • Wing tips darken with age Females with dark wing tips.
Synopsis
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