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Coenagrion johanssoni

• English name: Arctic Bluet
• German name: Nordische Azurjungfer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Noordse waterjuffer
• Swedish name: Myrflickslända
• Norwegian name: Nordisk blåvannymfe
• Finnish name: Taigatytönkorento
• Danish name: Nordisk vandnymfe
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Coenagrion johanssoni

Distribution map Coenagrion johanssoni

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


General • a very small, dark- and slender-looking species of Northern Europe
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • noticeably smaller and more slender than other Coenagrion species
Habitat • lakes and bogs
Dimensions • typical body length: 27-30 mm; hindwing: 15-19 mm
Both sexesAbdomen➤ the lower side of the abdomen is black
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly grey
MaleAbdomen➤ the abdomen has a U-shaped mark on S2; in side view this mark resembles a black cat or sphinx
FemaleThorax• the hind margin of the pronotum has a tiny lobe in the middle; see also the LineDrawing below
 Abdomen➤ the top of the abdomen is all black except for the distal part of S9 and all of S10, which are sky blue
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Sweden and Finland

Line DrawingLineDrawing: the male's head, thorax and abdomen in lateral view, and the female's pronotum in lateral view.

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

Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)
Male head, thorax and abdomen in lateral view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2013 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

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

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Da678 18/06/2016 14:57 Sweden F8 1/100 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Da679 27/06/2008 08:43 Finland F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Da680 19/06/2016 14:29 Sweden F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Da681 19/06/2016 15:35 Sweden F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Da698 29/06/2008 14:05 Finland F5.6 1/30 180mm ISO400 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Da699 19/06/2016 15:42 Sweden F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Da700 20/06/2016 10:14 Sweden F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Da701 20/06/2016 10:26 Sweden F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Da702 20/07/2017 14:09 Finland F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Da703 20/06/2016 10:47 Sweden F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Da704 21/07/2017 09:55 Finland F8 1/160 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Da705 20/06/2016 13:00 Sweden F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Da706 21/07/2017 09:56 Finland F8 1/1600 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Da707 20/06/2016 13:10 Sweden F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Da708 20/06/2016 13:14 Sweden F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Da713 04/07/2008 13:30 Finland F5.6 1/1000 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Da714 04/07/2008 13:39 Finland F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Da715 25/07/2017 10:31 Finland F8 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Da716 25/07/2017 10:43 Finland F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Da717 04/07/2008 14:43 Finland F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF