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Leucorrhinia rubicunda

Nordisk Kærguldsmed

July 15, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Anisoptera
  • Family:
    Libellulidae
  • Genus:
    Leucorrhinia
About

Often occurs with the smaller, sleeker and smaller-spotted Leucorrhinia dubia. May easily be confused without close examination, but with binoculars the entirely yellow leading edge of the wing can sometimes be made out.

Size

Total: 31-38 mm.
Abdomen: 23-28 mm.
Hindwing: 27-31 mm.

Habitat

Prefers acidic, oligotrophic lakes, tarns and bogs, often in forest. Also occasional breeds in more nutrient-rich, richly vegetated habitats. Unlike Leucorrhinia dubia, is able to co-exist with rather high fish densities.

Flight Season

From mid April to early August. Most abundant from May to mid June.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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