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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea)

• English name: Blue Hawker
• German name: Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer
• French name: Aeschne bleue
• Dutch name: Blauwe glazenmaker
• Swedish name: Blågrön mosaikslända
• Norwegian name: Blågrønn øyenstikker
• Finnish name: Kirjoukonkorento
• Danish name: Blå mosaikguldsmed
• Italian name: Dragone verdeazzurro
• Czech name: šídlo modré
• Slovenian name: Zelenomodra deva
• Bulgarian name: Петнист пъстролет

Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea)

Distribution map Aeshna cyanea

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies


General • a very large species of Central Europe; rare in Northern Scandinavia and in the South-West and South-East of Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Aeshnidae
Scientific name Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • males tend to be very inquisitive and will often fly up to an observer to check them out
  • the only European Aeshna species with uninterrupted coloured bands on S9 and S10; in all other species those bands are interrupted by a dark dorsal line - see below for details
  • aeshnids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • very small and shaded ponds, including garden ponds
Dimensions • typical body length: 67-76 mm; hindwing: 43-53 mm
Both sexesThorax• in immature animals all light-coloured parts on the thorax are beige
 Abdomen➤ the coloured bands on S9 and S10 (sky blue in the male, light green in the female) are uninterrupted
  • in immature animals all light-coloured parts on the abdomen are beige
MaleHead• the eyes have a blue spot on top
 Thorax• the thorax is light green with two dark lines on the side; the antehumeral stripe is light green
 Abdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with sky-blue and light-green spots
FemaleThorax• the thorax is light green with two dark lines on the side; the antehumeral stripe is light green
 Abdomen• the abdomen is dark brown with light-green spots
Photographs • most of our photos below were made in Tuscany and Bavaria

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr026 20/10/2014 12:07 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr027 06/09/2012 11:13 Italy F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ⚤

4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr030 25/08/2015 15:35 Germany F8 1/50 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr031 06/09/2012 11:29 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr042 04/10/2016 12:40 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ⚤

7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr043 25/08/2015 15:42 Germany F8 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr044 30/10/2014 15:19 Italy F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

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Blågrön mosaikslända (Aeshna cyanea) ♂

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