A diminutive but effective disperser, which swiftly colonizes pioneer habitats. Young females are remarkably orange; males have the typical Ischnura ‘tail-light’, but is shifted to S9.


Total: 26-31 mm.
Abdomen: 22-25 mm.
Hindwing: 14-18 mm.


Recently created habitats with sparse vegetation can harbor huge populations, but the species can also be found on a wide variety of sites, such as small or temporary ponds, springs and ditches.

Flight Season

From end of May to mid September.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.