Orthemis ferruginea Holotype

 

Photos of the Holotype of Orthemis ferruginea.

By Jerrell Daigle.

I have recently recieved the following photos of the holotype male of Orthemis ferruginea, Fabricius, 1775, courtesy of Prof. Niels P. Kristensen of the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the head is missing. Note the black venation of the wings which is different from the reddish venation seen in O. ferruginea from Central America and the United States.