More northern and eastern site species of Sympecma fusca, closely resembling it in coloration, behaviour and biology. Suitable habitats in central Europe often harbor both species, requiring careful comparison.
Total: 36-39 mm.
Abdomen: 25-29 mm.
Hindwing: 18-22 mm.
Similar to Sympecma fusca, breeding in almost any type of standing water in the east. The more localised occurrence in westen Europe is difficult to associate with a particular habitat.
Emergence begins in late July, oviposition takes place mostly in April and May.
Range and Status
Not yet registered in Denmark.