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Calopteryx splendens

Blåbåndet Pragtvandnymfe

July 2, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Zygoptera
  • Family:
    Calopterygidae
  • Genus:
    Calopteryx
About

This ‘streamside butterfly’ is our most familiar riverine odonate. It is a variable species and numerous forms have been named.

Size

Total: 45-48 mm.
Abdomen: 33-41 mm.
Hindwing: 27-36 mm.

Habitat

Most (partially) open running waters, avoiding cold torrents, high mountains and deep shade, and scarce on large rivers.

Flight Season

From May to August.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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