Our most delicate Lestes , which is normally easily separated by its stature and coloration, although some Iberian populations recall Lestes barbarus.


Total: 30-39 mm.
Abdomen: 25-32 mm.
Hindwing: 19-23 mm.


A wide variety of seasonally dry shallow and reedy waters in the south, becoming more critical in the north-west, where it is most abundant in heath and bog lakes with peatmoss (Sphagnum) and rushes (Juncus).

Flight Season

From July to September.

Range and Status

Relatively rare in Denmark.