Danish common name: Stor Blåpil.

Known as ‘blue arrows’, the males of this active species, sheering fast and low above water or perching on open ground beside it, are one of the most familiar dragonfly sights in our area.


Total: 44-50 mm.
Abdomen: 29-35 mm.
Hindwing: 35-41 mm.


Larger standing or slow-flowing waters, generally open and often with unvegetated margins, such as lakes, sandpits, rivers and canals.

Flight Season

From end of April to the beginning of September. Most abundant from June to August.

Range and Status

Common in Denmark.