Characteristics of Western Mediterranean michahellis

Range: Mediterranean Spain, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Morocco and Tunisia. Eastwards boundary not clear. Also found on the Atlantic in south west Spain and south west France in suitable habitat (salines, marshes, ponds).

Appearance: heavier and larger than all forms of atlantis with larger, boxier heads, longer wingspan and legs and more attenuated at rear.

Differences for adults from southern atlantis are:

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