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Sulkakoipikorento (Platycnemis pennipes)

• Scientific name: Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
• English name: Blue Featherleg
• German name: Blaue Federlibelle
• French name: Agrion à larges pattes
• Dutch name: Blauwe breedscheenjuffer
• Swedish name: Flodflickslända
• Norwegian name: Elvevannymfe
• Finnish name: Sulkakoipikorento
• Danish name: Fjerbenet vandnymfe
• Italian name: Zampalarga comune
• Czech name: šidélko brvonohé
• Slovenian name: Sinji presličar
• Bulgarian name: Речно шило
• Typical length: 35-37 mm
• Hindwing: 19-23 mm

Sulkakoipikorento (Platycnemis pennipes)

Distribution map

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

The Blue Featherleg is a fairly large damselfly. It's a very common and widespread species throughout Europe except in Iberia (where it is replaced by the White and Orange Featherlegs) and parts of the British Isles and Scandinavia. Characteristically for the species in this genus, male Platycnemis pennipes have wide, white shins (especially in the subspecies P. p. nitidula). The male abdomen is a pale blue. Females are a creamy white which with time darkens to become orangey brown. Other distinguishing features include the male's blue eyes, the double antehumeral stripes and the uniformly-coloured golden pterostigma.

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