White featherleg

Platycnemis latipes

Platycnemis latipes is a species of damselfly (Zygoptera). It is an Atlanto West Mediterranean endemic which is known from Iberia and France only, where it is generally common.
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Appearance

Mature male is ivory white and female is brown.
Platycnemis latipes differs from Platycnemis pennipes by the absence of a black line on the tibia of legs 2 and 3.
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Naming

Common Name(s):
English – White Featherleg
French – Agrion blanchâtre, Pennipatte blanchâtre
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Distribution

France (France (mainland)); Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))

Status

The species is common and occurs often in large populations. It is not threatened in spite of its restricted range.
Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (LC)
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)

Habitat

Platycnemis latipes occurs mainly in low to moderately fast running waters in lowlands and hilly areas. It is rarely met in standing waters.

References:

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http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/158687/0
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOdonata
FamilyPlatycnemididae
GenusPlatycnemis
SpeciesPlatycnemis latipes
Photographed in
Portugal