Danish common name: Blåbåndet Pragtvandnymfe

This ‘streamside butterfly’ is our most familiar riverine odonate. It is a variable species and numerous forms have been named.


Total: 45-48 mm.
Abdomen: 33-41 mm.
Hindwing: 27-36 mm.


Most (partially) open running waters, avoiding cold torrents, high mountains and deep shade, and scarce on large rivers.

Flight Season

From May to August.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.