A sleek, rather faded clubtail that usually inhabits calmer (frequently even still) waters than its congeners.


Total: 47-50 mm.
Abdomen: 34-38 mm.
Hindwing: 27-31 mm.


All kinds of slow-flowing and standing waters; avoids strong currents. Most common in slow lowland rivers and their stagnant side channels, on residual floodplain pools and impoundments. In the north, usually in gravel and sand pits, recreational lakes, oxbow lakes, fish ponds and canals, but also sluggish rivers.

Flight Season

From May to August.

Range and Status

Not yet registered in Denmark.

Source: Dijkstra, K-D,Schröter, Asmus. Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe: 2nd edition (Field Guides) (p. 433). Bloomsbury Publishing.