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Prisojni zimnik (Sympecma fusca)

• Scientific name: Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820)
• English name: Common Winter Damsel
• German name: Gemeine Winterlibelle
• French name: Leste brun
• Dutch name: Bruine winterjuffer
• Swedish name: Vinterflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Invernina comune
• Czech name: šídlatka hnědá
• Slovenian name: Prisojni zimnik
• Bulgarian name: Зимно кротиче
• Typical length: 34-39 mm
• Hindwing: 18-23 mm

Prisojni zimnik (Sympecma fusca)

Distribution map

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

The Common Winter Damsel is one of only two European species which overwinter as adults. It's a medium-sized, drab brown-and-creamy-white damselfly, and it's common and widely distributed throughout Europe except the British Isles and Scandinavia. When at rest, Sympecma fusca folds its four wings together along one side of its abdomen, in which case the long and narrow pterostigmas in the front wings are aligned in front of those in the rear wings (rather than on top of them). The species has the typical habit of whipping its abdomen up and down a few times when alighting. Its most distinctive physical feature, really, is its drab, nondescript colouration.

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