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Coenagrion scitulum

Gaffel‐vandnymfe

May 21, 2015
  • Suborder:
    Zygoptera
  • Family:
    Coenagrionidae
  • Genus:
    Coenagrion
About

Another small bluet of the south, preferring calmer waters than its relatives, these often with rich aquatic vegetation. The black-and-blue pattern of the males appears as if the basal half of the abdomen is of a Coenagrion and the terminal half of the abdomen is of a Ischnura.

Size

Total: 30-33 mm.
Abdomen: 20-27 mm.
Hindwing: 14-20 mm.

Habitat

Sunny, still sometimes slow-flowing, waters with rich aquatic vegetation such as Myriophyllum and Ceratophyllum

Flight Season

From April to September. Most abundant from mid-May to end of July.

Range and Status

Not yet registered in Denmark.

 

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