Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840)
Common Darter

Type locality: Silesia, Europe


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & R. Lewington, 2006. Field guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing. 1-320.

Habitat description

Standing and often temporary waters, as well as streams, in open landscapes or open areas in forest. Often with emergent and aquatic vegetation. From 0 to 2100 m above sea level, but mostly below 700.


confirmed: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia; NOT confirmed: Egypt

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.


  • Charpentier, T. de (1840). Libellulinae Europaeae Descriptae et Depictae. Leopold Voss, Lipsiae, 1-180.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2023-05-29].