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Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Rød Vandnymfe

July 11, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Zygoptera
  • Family:
    Coenagrionidae
  • Genus:
    Pyrrhosoma
About

This large red damsel is the first sign of spring in much of our area, being the only Pyrrhosoma present in north-west Africa, Turkey and most of Europe.

Size

Total: 33-36 mm.
Abdomen: 25-30 mm.
Hindwing: 19-24 mm.

Habitat

Wide range of waters, with the highest abundance in well-vegetated, standing water.

Flight Season

From April to August. Most abundant in May and June.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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