DragonflyPix

Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum)

• English name: Ornate Bluet
• German name: Vogel-Azurjungfer
• French name: Agrion orné
• Dutch name: Vogelwaterjuffer
• Swedish name: Fågelflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Azzurrina balcanica
• Czech name: šidélko ozdobné
• Slovenian name: Koščični škratec
• Bulgarian name: Ручейно пъстриче

Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum)

Distribution map Coenagrion ornatum

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


General • a small species which occurs mainly in South-Eastern Europe, with scattered populations futher North and West
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Coenagrion ornatum (Selys, 1850)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • well-vegetated streams and ditches
Dimensions • typical body length: 30-31 mm; hindwing: 17-24 mm
Both sexesHead➤ the hind margins of the postocular spots are markedly ragged (toothed)
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly dark grey to black
MaleAbdomen➤ the black mark on S2 resembles a trident, while the markings on S3-S5 are spear-shaped
FemaleThorax• the hind margin of the pronotum has a small, notched lobe in the middle; see also the LineDrawing below
 Abdomen➤ the top of the abdomen is mostly black, but with extensive sky-blue spots on S3-S7
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Bavaria and on the Peloponnese

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

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

Ornate Bluet (Coenagrion ornatum)
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 ornatum, thumbnail 1 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Da801 03/07/2015 17:30 Greece F8 1/80 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 2 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Da802 17/06/2009 15:59 Germany F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 3 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

3 / 20; PhotoID: Da803 17/06/2009 16:38 Germany F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 4 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: Da804 03/07/2015 18:06 Greece F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 5 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

5 / 20; PhotoID: Da805 17/06/2009 18:16 Germany F8 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 6 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♀

6 / 20; PhotoID: Da806 17/06/2009 16:55 Germany F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 7 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Da807 06/07/2015 11:00 Greece F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 8 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: Da808 18/06/2009 09:27 Germany F5.6 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 9 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

9 / 20; PhotoID: Da809 18/06/2009 09:31 Germany F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 10 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

10 / 20; PhotoID: Da810 18/06/2009 09:45 Germany F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 11 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Da811 18/06/2009 10:55 Germany F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 12 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♀

12 / 20; PhotoID: Da812 18/06/2009 11:38 Germany F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 13 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ⚤

13 / 20; PhotoID: Da813 18/06/2009 11:40 Germany F5.6 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 14 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ⚤

14 / 20; PhotoID: Da814 18/06/2009 12:11 Germany F5.6 1/800 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 15 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♀

15 / 20; PhotoID: Da815 18/06/2009 12:52 Germany F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 16 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♀

16 / 20; PhotoID: Da816 18/06/2009 12:59 Germany F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 17 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: Da817 06/07/2015 12:58 Greece F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 18 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: Da818 18/06/2009 16:16 Germany F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 19 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: Da819 18/06/2009 16:25 Germany F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Coenagrion ornatum, thumbnail 20 / 20
Agrion orné (Coenagrion ornatum) ♂

20 / 20; PhotoID: Da820 18/06/2009 16:58 Germany F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF