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Chalcolestes parvidens

• Scientific name: Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevskii, 1929)
• English name: Eastern Willow Spreadwing
• German name: Östliche Weidenjungfer
• French name: Leste vert oriental
• Dutch name: Oostelijke houtpantserjuffer
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Verdina orientale
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: Presenetljiva pazverca
• Bulgarian name: Сенчесто кротиче
• Typical length: 44-50 mm
• Hindwing: 22-26 mm

Chalcolestes parvidens

Distribution map

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

The Eastern Willow Spreadwing is a metallic green or brown damselfly. As with all (Chalco)lestes species, it typically holds its wings spread out at an angle of about 45 degrees when at rest. Its distribution in Europe is virtually limited to Italy, the Balkans and Greece, unlike its much more common and widespread stable mate the Western Willow Spreadwing (Chalcolestes viridis). Chalcolestes parvidens is said to have a somewhat darker pterostigma than C. viridis, the male's appendages are often more extensively white with only the very tips black, and the females have 6-8 large teeth on their ovipositor (rather than the 10-14 smaller teeth in C. viridis).

Line DrawingLineDrawing: Chalcolestes viridis and Chalcolestes parvidens: the male's appendages in dorsal view.

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