Broad Scarlet or Scarlet Dragonfly


Name: Broad Scarlet or Scarlet Dragonfly

Scientific name: Crocothemis erythraea

Type: Dragonflies

Order: Odonata

Family: Skimmers or Perchers

Color: Red

Habitat: Water

Size: 32-40 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Libellulidae family, and Odonata order. It is bright red and wings are membranous. Size is about 32-40 mm. Adults have strong wings, help them fly fast and chase prey. Adults are predators to flying insects especially flies and mosquitoes. Nymphs live in water, and are predators to mosquito’s larvas and micro-organisms living in water.