Selysiothemis nigra (Black Pennant)

These are suppose to exist at Gandia, Spain, near our pad. However, so far I have failed to find any. Fortunately, we found a few on our 2016 trip taking in Croatia, all be they only females. The girls are great but a handsome black male would’ve clinched it. Keep looking!

Once seen, the very faintly veined, diaphanous fluttering wings (giving them the name, pennant) are a bit of a giveaway.

Id Notes

  • A small dragonfly with an apparently large head
  • very faint, almost transparent wing veins
  • broad hindwing
  • pale pterostigmas thickly lined with black for and aft
  • ♂ largely black when mature
female