The darkest and dullest of the Leucorrhinia species, males appearing rather grey. In the hand, easily separated from congeners by the white spots on the labium.


Total: 33-39 mm.
Abdomen: 22-27 mm.
Hindwing: 23-28 mm.


Wide selection of lakes, preferring shallow ones in forests with abundant floating and emergent vegetation. Mainly confined to mesotrophic lakes in periphery of its range. Elsewhere also rather acidic, oligotrophic or eutrophic waters.

Flight Season

From late May to mid August. Most abundant in June.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.