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Sympetrum vulgatum

Almindelig Hedelibel

July 14, 2012
  • Suborder:
    Anisoptera
  • Family:
    Libellulidae
  • Genus:
    Sympetrum
About

Most often mistaken for Sympetrum striolatum, although generally more common than that species in the north of its range. Both sexes are normally swiftly identified by their ‘drooping moustache’, while the female has a perpendicularly protruding vulvar scale.

Size

Total: 35-40 mm.
Abdomen: 23-28 mm.
Hindwing: 24-29 mm.

Habitat

All sorts of standing water, generally more lushly vegetated than the breeding sites of Sympetrum striolatum.

Flight Season

From June to October.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.



 

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