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Libellula quadrimaculata

Fireplettet Libel

July 10, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Anisoptera
  • Family:
    Libellulidae
  • Genus:
    Libellula
About

Common by still waters in most of Europe. Easily recognised by its large size, brown body and the black wing spots for which it is named, one at the node of each wing.

Size

Total: 40-48 mm.
Abdomen: 27-32 mm.
Hindwing: 32-40 mm.

Habitat

Most still waters, preferably with well-developed vegetation, and can be very numerous on acidic lakes.

Flight Season

From late April to mid September. Most abundant in early summer.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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