Perithemis domitia (Drury, 1773)

Rogers, D. Christopher & Cruz-Rivera, Edwin, 2021, A preliminary survey of the inland aquatic macroinvertebrate biodiversity of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Journal of Natural History 55 (13 - 14), pp. 799-850: 822

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2021.1923850

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6056877F-FF80-FFFC-FE5D-1B2486F0B02E

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Plazi

scientific name

Perithemis domitia (Drury, 1773)
status

 

Perithemis domitia (Drury, 1773)  

Adults are small, agile, fast, and bright orange-red. We regularly found P. domita   on St . Thomas cruising shaded, calm pools on ghuts and ponds. Only once was it associated with an ornamental pond, and that was on Water Island   . At all locations, there was ample tree cover, and a partially closed canopy. Donnelly (2002) gives a similar habitat description and reports it from Turpentine Run ghut on St   . Thomas and from L’Esperance spring on St. John. We found nymphs in aquatic plants at 14 different sites.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Libellulidae

Genus

Perithemis