New garden species

Common winter damselfly ♀︎

Last update: 26 December 2019
OBSERVATION:
2019-VIII-31

A new visitor in the garden! The Common winter damselfly (Sympecma fusca) [1], a spread-wing damselfly (LESTIDAE).

Together with S. paedisca these are the only European damsels that overwinters [1].

Remarkable are the brown pterostigma and the folded wings on one side of the body.

Common winter damselfly ♀︎ (Sympecma fusca)

References

1 Vlinderstichting.nl, "Libellen", De Vlinderstichting

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