The Common Winter Damselfly, ''Sympecma fusca'', is a damselfly that is found in much of central and southern Europe. It does not have the bright blue or red colouration that is more usual for damselflies so it is often overlooked. It is one of only two species of European dragonflies that overwinter as adult insects, the other being the related ''S. paedisca''. It is a member of the Lestidae and related to the emeralds or spreadwings.
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