CALOPTERYX VIRGO PDF

Click on an image to enlarge it. Mainly found along streams and rivers, particularly those with sand or gravel bottoms. The males rest on bank side vegetation waiting for females. The Banded Demoiselle is the only other British damselfly with coloured wings but the males only have partly coloured wings and the females have green-tinged wings.

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Click on an image to enlarge it. Mainly found along streams and rivers, particularly those with sand or gravel bottoms. The males rest on bank side vegetation waiting for females. The Banded Demoiselle is the only other British damselfly with coloured wings but the males only have partly coloured wings and the females have green-tinged wings. Internet searches tends to find related American species such as the Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata , also known as the Black-winged Damselfly, but such species do not occur in Europe and have never been known to cross the Atlantic.

Sign up for our Newsletter Sign Up. Submit a Sighting Report. These sightings are not vetted and are not automatically treated as scientific records. Report a scientific record for addition to our long-term database of dragonfly occurrence, phenology. These records are subject to verification by a local expert. Search for:. Beautiful Demoiselle. Description Large metallic damselfly with fluttering, butterfly-like wings. Male: metallic blue body with dark wings.

Female: metallic green-bronze body with translucent pale brown wings. Where to See. Latin Name Calopteryx virgo Habitat Mainly found along streams and rivers, particularly those with sand or gravel bottoms. Mostly found west of a line between Liverpool and Folkestone, and in southern Ireland.

Similar Species The Banded Demoiselle is the only other British damselfly with coloured wings but the males only have partly coloured wings and the females have green-tinged wings.

Similar Species. Banded Demoiselle. Submit a Sighting Option 2 Report a scientific record for addition to our long-term database of dragonfly occurrence, phenology. Submit Scientific Records. Locally abundant. Length: 45mm Male: metallic blue body with dark wings.

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Species of the Month - June Its dark wings make this damselfly instantly recognisable. When fluttering about in shady woodland, they at first give the impression of black butterflies. The male above is a brilliant metallic blue, with dark brown wings when young which turn blue when mature.

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Calopteryx is a genus of large damselflies belonging to the family Calopterygidae. The colourful males often have coloured wings whereas the more muted females usually have clear wings although some develop male androchrome wing characteristics. In both sexes, there is no pterostigma. The genus contains the following species: [2] [3]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Calopteryx virgo. Common Name:. The Name. Calopteryx virgo Linnaeus, , the Beautiful Demoiselle, is a European damselfly. It is often found among fast-flowing waters. Length around mm, wingspan for male around 58mm and for female around 63mm; Hindwing around mm; Larva around mm. The male has dark brown-black wingtips with blue veins.

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The beautiful demoiselle Calopteryx virgo is a European damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It is often found along fast-flowing waters where it is most at home. Subspecies include: [2]. Females lay up to eggs at a time on emergent or floating plants, often on water-crowfoot. Like the banded demoiselle , they often submerge to do so. The eggs hatch after around 14 days. Again, like the banded demoiselle, the larva is stick-like with long legs and develops over a period of two years in submerged vegetation, plant debris or roots.

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