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Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas)

• English name: Siberian Bluet
• German name: Sibirische Azurjungfer
• French name: Agrion de Frey
• Dutch name: Siberische waterjuffer
• Swedish name: Sibirisk flickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: Sibirski škratec
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas)

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015
Distribution map Coenagrion hylas

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


General ➤ a dark- and robust-looking species which in Europe occurs only in Austria
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Vulnerable
Scientific name Coenagrion hylas (Trybom, 1889)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • spring-fed ponds at altitudes of 800 metres and upwards; known from about 15 sites in Western Austria
Dimensions • typical body length: 33-38 mm; hindwing: 19-28 mm
Notes • the species has a reputation for being a bit lethargic, but on the few warm and sunny days we managed to photograph it, we observed the same frantic sexual activity as other species display on such days
Both sexesHead➤ the postocular spots are big, round and blue
 Abdomen• the lower side of the abdomen is black
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly grey
MaleAbdomen• the abdomen has a W-shaped mark on S2
FemaleThorax• the thorax is black and yellow/green
  • the hind margin of the pronotum has a tiny lobe in the middle; see also the LineDrawing below
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black, yellow/green and sky blue
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Austria

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

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

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

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Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Da519 14/06/2018 13:58 Austria F8 1/800 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Da520 15/06/2011 11:14 Austria F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Da521 15/06/2011 12:06 Austria F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas) ♀

4 / 20; PhotoID: Da522 26/06/2014 12:18 Austria F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas) ♂

5 / 20; PhotoID: Da523 15/06/2011 12:21 Austria F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas) ♂

6 / 20; PhotoID: Da524 14/06/2018 14:05 Austria F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Da537 15/06/2011 12:55 Austria F8 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Da538 16/06/2018 12:43 Austria F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas) ♂

9 / 20; PhotoID: Da539 14/06/2018 14:11 Austria F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Da540 14/06/2018 15:45 Austria F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Sibirski škratec (Coenagrion hylas) ♂

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14 / 20; PhotoID: Da544 13/06/2007 13:45 Austria F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Da550 16/06/2018 10:45 Austria F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF