DragonflyPix

šidélko kopovité (Coenagrion hastulatum)

• English name: Spearhead Bluet
• German name: Speer-Azurjungfer
• French name: Agrion à fer de lance
• Dutch name: Speerwaterjuffer
• Swedish name: Spjutflickslända
• Norwegian name: Vanlig blåvannymfe
• Finnish name: Keihästytönkorento
• Danish name: Spyd-vandnymfe
• Italian name: Azzurrina alpina
• Czech name: šidélko kopovité
• Slovenian name: Barjanski škratec
• Bulgarian name: Торфено пъстриче

šidélko kopovité (Coenagrion hastulatum)

Distribution map Coenagrion hastulatum

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


General • a small species which occurs in Central and (North-)Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Coenagrion hastulatum (Charpentier, 1825)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • similar to C. lunulatum
Habitat • well-vegetated ponds and lakes, especially with acidic water
Dimensions • typical body length: 31-33 mm; hindwing: 16-22 mm
Both sexesHead➤ the underside of the eyes is green
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly dark grey to black
MaleHead➤ the postocular spots are connected by a sky-blue line; by contrast, male C. lunulatum lacks such a line
 Abdomen➤ the black mark on S2 resembles a spearhead
FemaleThorax• the thorax is black and green
  • the hind margin of the pronotum is V-shaped with a tiny lobe in the middle; see also the LineDrawing below
 Abdomen➤ the top of the abdomen is all black
Photographs • most of our photos below were made in Austria and Bavaria

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

Coenagrion hastulatum; head
Note: By contrast, in males of the similar-looking C. lunulatum the postocular spots are unconnected.

Twelve Coenagrion species; pronotum, female
Note: In C. hastulatum the hind margin of the pronotum is V-shaped with a tiny lobe in the middle.

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

Click on a thumbnail to display the photograph (at 1200 x 800 pixels) in a new window.

Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 1 / 20
1 / 20; PhotoID: Da510 11/06/2007 11:01 Austria F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 2 / 20
2 / 20; PhotoID: Da511 24/06/2014 14:04 Austria F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 3 / 20
3 / 20; PhotoID: Da512 24/06/2014 14:19 Austria F8 1/180 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 4 / 20
4 / 20; PhotoID: Da513 27/06/2008 09:50 Finland F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 5 / 20
5 / 20; PhotoID: Da518 24/06/2014 14:21 Austria F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 6 / 20
6 / 20; PhotoID: Da525 24/06/2014 14:33 Austria F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 7 / 20
7 / 20; PhotoID: Da526 17/06/2011 15:55 Austria F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 8 / 20
8 / 20; PhotoID: Da527 20/06/2016 11:54 Sweden F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 9 / 20
9 / 20; PhotoID: Da535 24/06/2014 15:29 Austria F8 1/180 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 10 / 20
10 / 20; PhotoID: Da536 24/06/2014 15:09 Austria F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 11 / 20
11 / 20; PhotoID: Da558 16/06/2007 09:15 Germany F5.6 1/50 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 12 / 20
12 / 20; PhotoID: Da559 16/06/2007 09:50 Germany F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 13 / 20
13 / 20; PhotoID: Da564 16/06/2007 11:17 Germany F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 14 / 20
14 / 20; PhotoID: Da565 17/06/2011 16:35 Austria F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 15 / 20
15 / 20; PhotoID: Da566 16/06/2007 11:39 Germany F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 16 / 20
16 / 20; PhotoID: Da567 18/06/2016 10:09 Sweden F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 17 / 20
17 / 20; PhotoID: Da570 16/06/2007 12:32 Germany F5.6 1/80 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 18 / 20
18 / 20; PhotoID: Da573 20/07/2017 13:20 Finland F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 19 / 20
19 / 20; PhotoID: Da576 25/06/2014 14:50 Austria F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion hastulatum, thumbnail 20 / 20
20 / 20; PhotoID: Da580 20/07/2010 14:22 Finland F8 1/30 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF