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.
From May to August.
Range and Status
Common in Denmark.