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Distribution"Range Description: Sympetrum fonscolombii is a widespread and common species found throughout Africa, southern Europe and eastwards to the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and the Indian Ocean Islands. The species becomes scarcer towards the north but has expanded its range considerably in the last two decades and is now common in most of Central Europe. The species shows a strong tendency to migrate and has been found northwards as for as Scotland, the Swedish island of Öland and Latvia. It is likely that climate change will facilitate a further northwards expansion in the next years. Countries: Native: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Austria Bahrain Bangladesh Belgium Benin Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Egypt (Egypt (African part), Sinai) Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia France (Corse, France (mainland)) Gambia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece (East Aegean Is., Greece (mainland), Kriti) Guinea Guinea-Bissau Hungary India Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Israel Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia) Jordan Kenya Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Luxembourg Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Malawi Mali Malta Mauritania Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands Niger Nigeria Oman Pakistan Palestinian Territory, Occupied Poland Portugal (Azores, Madeira, Portugal (mainland)) Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia (Kosovo, Serbia) Sierra Leone Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain (Baleares, Canary Is., Spain (mainland)) Sudan Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tanzania, United Republic of Togo Tunisia Turkey (Turkey-in-Europe) Uganda Ukraine (Krym, Ukraine (main part)) United Arab Emirates Western Sahara Yemen Zambia ZimbabweVagrant:Denmark Guernsey Ireland Isle of Man Jersey United Kingdom (Great Britain)"