All photos are copyright Jesper Johnsen Pedersen

Aeshna viridis

Grøn Mosaikguldsmed

July 1, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Anisoptera
  • Family:
    Aeshnidae
  • Genus:
    Aeshna
About

A light blue male hawker patrolling the length of a mass of Water-soldier, or a very green female egg-laying in the heart of a rosette of this plant, are the classic images of this large aeshnid.

Size

Total: 65-75 mm.
Abdomen: 43-54 mm.
Hindwing: 38-45 mm.

Habitat

Marshlands, ditches and lakes with sizable masses of Water-soldier.

Flight Season

From late June to early October. Most abundant in August.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.



 

/Tags:
© Copyright - Odonata.dk - Design by zeedo.dk