One of the most familiar, widespread and abundant odonates in Europe, well-known from eutrophic habitats and garden ponds.


Total: 30-34 mm.
Abdomen: 22-29 mm.
Hindwing: 14-21 mm.


Abundant at running and especially standing waters. Tolerant of some salinity but avoids acid habitats such as Sphagnum bogs.

Flight Season

Late April to late September.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.