Violet dropwing

Trithemis annulata

The Violet Dropwing, ''Trithemis annulata'', is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae.

It is found in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Israel, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi. It was also recently recorded in the Maltese islands in 2005 and found breeding in 2007.
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Naming

''Trithemis annulata'' has three different subspecies. The following are the three subspecies:
⤷ ''Trithemis annulata annulata''
⤷ ''Trithemis annulata haematina''
⤷ ''Trithemis annulata scorteccii''

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOdonata
FamilyLibellulidae
GenusTrithemis
Species