Platycnemis pennipes (F)

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 22 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Platycnemis pennipes (NL: Blauwe breedscheenjuffer / EN: White-legged Damselfly, Blue Featherleg / DE: Blaue Federlibelle, Gemeine Federlibelle / FR: Pennipatte bleuâtre, Agrion à larges pattes) is a damselfly of slow-flowing, muddy waters. P. pennipes is about 32 mm long. Mature adults differ from most other blue damselflies in having expanded white edges to the tibiae, paired black markings down most of the abdomen, broad pale brown double antehumeral stripes, wider head and a pale brown pterostigmata. The male has a blue abdomen that is often pale and usually has a greenish thorax. The female (see image) is a very pale yellow-green colour with black markings.

Image: Kampenhout (BE) – 19/06/2012

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Canon EOS 400D
1/100 second
ISO 200
150 mm