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Ischnura elegans

Stor Farvevandnymfe

July 15, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Zygoptera
  • Family:
    Coenagrionidae
  • Genus:
    Ischnura
About

One of the most familiar, widespread and abundant odonates in Europe, well-known from eutrophic habitats and garden ponds.

Size

Total: 30-34 mm.
Abdomen: 22-29 mm.
Hindwing: 14-21 mm.

Habitat

Abundant at running and especially standing waters. Tolerant of some salinity but avoids acid habitats such as Sphagnum bogs.

Flight Season

Late April to late September.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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