Libellulidae

Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)
Wereldzwerver Wandering Glider Globeskimmer L: 45 - 55 mm
     
Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)    

Adult (male), 

A fascinating video!

An interessting talk was given by a Maldives marine biologist who worked out the movements of Pantala flavescens (Wandering Glider or Globe Skimmer) across the Indian Ocean and their relationship to the seasonal monsoonal air movements. Definitely worth the 16 minutes to watch.

http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_anderson_discovers_dragonflies_that_cross_oceans.html


Habitat: Small, bare bodies of stagnant water or tempory pools.


Distribution: Specimens in the west of Europe could originate from tropical Africa but also America.

Flight Season: In tropical aereas whole year. In Europe a scarce wanderer.


Status: Not applicable


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