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Ophiogomphus cecilia

Grøn Kølleguldsmed

July 14, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Anisoptera
  • Family:
    Gomphidae
  • Genus:
    Ophiogomphus
About

The only Ophiogomphus species in our area. It has a similar appearance to a Gomphus, but is heavier and is characteristically three-coloured, with an apple-green head and thorax, and a black-and-yellow abdomen. It is a typical summer gomphid of many sandy lowland rivers.

Size

Total: 50-60 mm.
Abdomen: 37-42 mm.
Hindwing: 30-36 mm.

Habitat

Small highland rivers to large lowland rivers, most abundant in lower sections of large rivers with a sandy bottom. The larvae prefer to burrow in gravel and sand.

Flight Season

From June to September.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.



 

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