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Range DescriptionThe main area of distribution of Selysiothemis nigra is in Central Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Its European distribution is almost completely confined to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. The only exceptions are records from the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria and two records from the Black Sea coast of the Ukraine. The species is known from all European Mediterranean countries with the exception of France and Slovenia. It is widespread in the Middle East and occurs as far east as Kashmir and Rajasthan in India. However it has a very scattered distribution and is rare in many countries.