Sympetrum pedemontanum (Bandheidelibel (BE) / Banded Darter (EN) / Gebänderte Heidelibelle (DE) / Sympétrum du Piémont (FR) ) is a European species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. like most members of the genus, this male has a red abdomen. The species' primary distinguishing feature however is the presence of broad black bands across the outer section of each wing. Adult males have a red pterostigma. It is maybe the most easy species in Belgium to recognize, but finding it is difficult: it is rare to very rare.
Image: Mol (BE) - 06/08/2010
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