This mobile species is typical of habitats prone to desiccation. It is recognised in most areas by its pale coloration and bicoloured pterostigma.


Total: 40-45 mm.
Abdomen: 26-35 mm.
Hindwing: 20-27 mm.


Favors ephemeral conditions even more so than other Lestes species, being typical of sites that dry out early in summer, such as dune slacks, meadow pools and shallow depressions.

Flight Season

From June to September.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.