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Ischnura pumilio

Lille Farvevandnymfe

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

A diminutive but effective disperser, which swiftly colonises pioneer habitats. Young females are remarkably orange; males have the typical Ischnura ‘tail-light’, but is shifted to S9.

Size

Total: 26-31 mm.
Abdomen: 22-25 mm.
Hindwing: 14-18 mm.

Habitat

Recently created habitats with sparse vegetation can harbour huge populations, but the species can also be found on a wide variety of sites, such as small or temporary ponds, springs and ditches.

Flight Season

From end of May to mid September.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.



 

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