Danish common name: Grøn Kølleguldsmed.

The only Ophiogomphus species in our area. It has a similar appearance to a Gomphus, but is heavier and is characteristically three-coloured, with an apple-green head and thorax, and a black-and-yellow abdomen. It is a typical summer gomphid of many sandy lowland rivers.


Total: 50-60 mm.
Abdomen: 37-42 mm.
Hindwing: 30-36 mm.


Small highland rivers to large lowland rivers, most abundant in lower sections of large rivers with a sandy bottom. The larvae prefer to burrow in gravel and sand.

Flight Season

From June to September.

Range and Status

Rare in Denmark.