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Lestes sponsa

Almindelig Kobbervandnymfe

July 15, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Zygoptera
  • Family:
    Lestidae
  • Genus:
    Lestes
About

The most widespread and numerous Lestes in many areas, probably because it is less partial to ephemeral habitats.

Size

Total: 35-39 mm.
Abdomen: 25-33 mm.
Hindwing: 14-24 mm.

Habitat

Almost any standing water with ample reed-like vegetation. May be more numerous at recent shallow or acidic sites, but not specific to pioneer, ephemeral or bog-like conditions.

Flight Season

From mid May to mid October. Most abundant in August.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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