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klínatka rohatá (Ophiogomphus cecilia)

• English name: Green Snaketail
• German name: Grüne Flussjungfer
• French name: Gomphe serpentin
• Dutch name: Gaffellibel
• Swedish name: Grön flodtrollslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Kirjojokikorento
• Danish name: Grøn kølleguldsmed
• Italian name: Gonfo serpentino
• Czech name: klínatka rohatá
• Slovenian name: Kačji potočnik
• Bulgarian name: Зеленогръдо цигулче

klínatka rohatá (Ophiogomphus cecilia)

Distribution map Ophiogomphus cecilia

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


General • a medium-sized green, black and yellow species which occurs mainly in Central and Eastern Europe
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Gomphidae
Scientific name Ophiogomphus cecilia (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • gomphids are 'sitters': they spend a lot of time perched on rocks and vegetation
  ➤ unmistakable: the only gomphid in Europe that combines green, yellow and black
Habitat • slow-flowing rivers with a sandy botom
Dimensions • typical body length: 50-60 mm; hindwing: 30-36 mm
Both sexesHead➤ like in all other gomphids, the eyes are widely separated
  • the eyes and head are green
 Thorax• the thorax is green with thin black lines on the side
 Abdomen• the abdomen is black with large yellow dorsal spots
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Bavaria

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

Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
Male abdomen in dorsal view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2013 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

Green Snaketail (Ophiogomphus cecilia)
Male head, thorax and abdomen in lateral view
Drawing by Ruth Ilka Nüß
© 2013 Lehmann & Nüß and DragonflyPix.com

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