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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio)

• English name: Small Bluetail
• German name: Kleine Pechlibelle
• French name: Agrion nain
• Dutch name: Tengere grasjuffer
• Swedish name: Mindre kustflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Keritytönkorento
• Danish name: Lille farvevandnymfe
• Italian name: Codazzurra minore
• Czech name: šidélko malé
• Slovenian name: Bledi kresničar
• Bulgarian name: Малко бръсниче

Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio)

Distribution map Ischnura pumilio

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


General • a very small species which is common throughout Europe except the North of Scandinavia and Finland and on Cyprus
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • shallow still or slow-flowing waters with sparse vegetation
Dimensions • typical body length: 26-31 mm; hindwing: 14-18 mm
MaleThorax• the lower side of the thorax and the antehumeral stripe are green or blue
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black on top, but the distal part of S8 and all of S9 are sky blue
 Wings➤ the pterostigma in the forewing is considerably larger than that in the hindwing and it is bicoloured: black on the inside, white on the outside; the pterostigma in the hindwing is uniformly beige/brown
FemaleThorax• in immature females the side of the thorax is bright orange (a colour form known as aurantiaca); with age this orange colour is gradually replaced by green
  • in androchrome females the side of the thorax is blue or green
  • females lack an antehumeral stripe
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is black on top, without a tail-light
  • the abdomen has a vulvar spine underneath S8
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly beige/brown in both wings
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Tuscany

Ischnura pumilio; abdomen, male
Note: By contrast, S9 in most other Ischnura males is black on top, while S8 is (completely) blue.

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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio f. aurantiaca) ♀

1 / 20; PhotoID: Da027 27/04/2009 12:51 Italy F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

2 / 20; PhotoID: Da028 09/09/2016 14:27 Italy F10 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: Da046 13/04/2013 12:55 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: Da048 11/04/2011 14:07 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ⚤

5 / 20; PhotoID: Da049 09/09/2016 15:24 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio f. aurantiaca) ♀

6 / 20; PhotoID: Da230 05/04/2011 14:22 Italy F9 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♀

7 / 20; PhotoID: Da231 13/04/2016 12:19 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♀

8 / 20; PhotoID: Da232 06/06/2008 14:21 Italy F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ⚤

9 / 20; PhotoID: Da238 07/04/2014 11:33 Italy F11 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio f. aurantiaca) ♀

10 / 20; PhotoID: Da239 14/04/2008 11:02 Italy F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Da240 24/04/2013 10:28 Italy F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: Da254 31/03/2011 16:11 Italy F8 1/100 180mm ISO100 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: Da256 20/05/2010 14:25 Italy F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ⚤

14 / 20; PhotoID: Da273 21/04/2016 15:41 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ⚤

15 / 20; PhotoID: Da329 20/10/2008 15:10 Italy F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Da332 20/09/2015 09:25 Italy F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: Da334 19/04/2016 10:11 Italy F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: Da358 09/09/2016 14:08 Italy F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: Da441 20/09/2015 09:33 Italy F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Bledi kresničar (Ischnura pumilio) ⚤

20 / 20; PhotoID: Da442 09/09/2013 14:48 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF