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Nehalennia speciosa

• English name: Sedgling
• German name: Zwerglibelle
• French name: Déesse précieuse
• Dutch name: Dwergjuffer
• Swedish name: Dvärgflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Kääpiötytönkorento
• Danish name: Dværg-vandnymfe
• Italian name: Codazzurra pigmea
• Czech name: šidélko lesklé
• Slovenian name: Kresnična palčica
• Bulgarian name: N/A

Nehalennia speciosa

Distribution map Nehalennia speciosa

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


General • a tiny and very rare species which occurs mainly in North-Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Coenagrionidae
Scientific name Nehalennia speciosa (Charpentier, 1840)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • in old females the sky-blue colour on the head, thorax and abdomen is replaced by rusty brown
Habitat • bogs and acidic lakes with a reasonably dense vegetation (e.g. sedges)
Dimensions • typical body length: 24-26 mm; hindwing: 11-16 mm
Both sexesHead• instead of postocular spots there is a curved sky-blue line
 Thorax• the upper part of the thorax is metallic (bronze) green; the lower part is (pale) sky blue
 Abdomen• the top of the slender abdomen is metallic (bronze) green on S1-S7 and mostly sky blue on S8-S10
 Wings• the wings are relatively short, with a large whitish or beige pterostigma
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Bavaria

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Da551 09/06/2018 17:19 Germany F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Da552 19/06/2009 10:36 Germany F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Da553 15/06/2007 12:34 Germany F5.6 1/800 180mm ISO400 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Da554 19/06/2009 12:00 Germany F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Da555 15/06/2007 15:31 Germany F5.6 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Da556 10/06/2018 14:43 Germany F8 1/80 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Da557 09/06/2018 16:48 Germany F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Da560 16/06/2007 10:05 Germany F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Da561 19/06/2009 10:45 Germany F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Da562 19/06/2009 10:46 Germany F5.6 1/50 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Da563 19/06/2009 12:11 Germany F5.6 1/25 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Da568 19/06/2009 12:21 Germany F5.6 1/50 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Da569 19/06/2009 12:51 Germany F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Da571 23/06/2014 16:55 Germany F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Da572 09/06/2018 17:04 Germany F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Da574 10/06/2018 15:52 Germany F8 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Da575 16/06/2007 14:08 Germany F5.6 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Da577 09/06/2018 17:25 Germany F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Da579 19/06/2009 13:30 Germany F5.6 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF