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Onychogomphus forcipatus

Lille Tangguldsmed

July 15, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Anisoptera
  • Family:
    Gomphidae
  • Genus:
    Onychogomphus
About

The most common and widespread Onychogomphus species and the only one occurring in large parts of Europe. Males perched on streamside rock, with their claspers raised, are a typical sight in the summer, especially in the south.

Size

Total: 46-50 mm.
Abdomen: 31-37 mm.
Hindwing: 25-30 mm.

Habitat

Largely unshaded (usually rocky) rivers and streams. Occasionally occurs at large lakes.

Flight Season

From May to September.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.



 

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