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Coenagrion armatum

• English name: Dark Bluet
• German name: Hauben-Azurjungfer
• French name: Agrion armé
• Dutch name: Donkere waterjuffer
• Swedish name: Griptångsflickslända
• Norwegian name: Armert blåvannymfe
• Finnish name: Vihertytönkorento
• Danish name: Hue-vandnymfe
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: šidélko ozbrojené
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Coenagrion armatum

Distribution map Coenagrion armatum

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


General • a small, dark-looking species which occurs mainly in North-Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Coenagrion armatum (Charpentier, 1840)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • shallow lakes and ponds with fairly dense vegetation
Dimensions • typical body length: 31-34 mm; hindwing: 16-21 mm
Both sexesAbdomen➤ the top of the abdomen is all black except for S1-S2 and S8-S9
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly dark brown to grey
MaleThorax• the antehumeral stripe is heavily reduced or even absent
 Abdomen• the abdomen has a W-shaped mark on S2
  • S1, S2, S8 and S9 are mostly blueish green
  ➤ the lower appendages are very large
FemaleThorax• the antehumeral stripe is wide
  • the hind margin of the pronotum has a narrow lobe in the middle; see also the LineDrawing below
 Abdomen➤ S1, S2 and S8 are mostly sky blue
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Sweden and Finland

Line DrawingLineDrawing: the female's pronotum in dorsal and lateral view.

Twelve Coenagrion species; pronotum, female
Note: In C. armatum the hind margin of the pronotum has a narrow lobe in the middle.

Dark Bluet (Coenagrion armatum)
Female pronotum in dorsal and lateral view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2017 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Da682 17/06/2016 14:04 Sweden F8 1/50 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Da683 17/06/2016 14:19 Sweden F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Da684 17/06/2016 14:30 Sweden F8 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Da685 28/06/2008 09:14 Finland F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Da686 17/06/2016 14:53 Sweden F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Da687 18/06/2016 12:15 Sweden F8 1/200 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Da688 28/06/2008 09:52 Finland F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Da689 17/06/2016 15:56 Sweden F8 1/125 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Da690 18/06/2016 11:13 Sweden F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Da691 18/06/2016 11:34 Sweden F8 1/200 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Da692 28/06/2008 10:52 Finland F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Da693 28/06/2008 11:27 Finland F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Da694 28/06/2008 12:09 Finland F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Da695 28/06/2008 12:09 Finland F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Da696 28/06/2008 14:49 Finland F5.6 1/750 180mm ISO400 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Da697 28/06/2008 15:01 Finland F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Da709 18/06/2016 11:54 Sweden F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Da710 18/06/2016 12:16 Sweden F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Da711 18/06/2016 12:16 Sweden F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Da712 04/07/2008 08:35 Finland F5.6 1/750 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF