Common Winter Damselfly First I had no idea what it was, when I got home I discovered it'a a very rare species in The Netherlands so I'm very happy to have it in my collection :) Common Winter Damselfly,Geotagged,Insects,Sympecma fusca,The Netherlands,damselfly,macro Click/tap to enlarge Species intro

Common Winter Damselfly

First I had no idea what it was, when I got home I discovered it'a a very rare species in The Netherlands so I'm very happy to have it in my collection :)

    comments (3)

  1. Wonderful,
    Fine colors!
    Posted 3 years ago
  2. Congrats with this special find, I'd love to find one, too some day ;)
    Beautifully photographed with a very good control of lighting.
    Posted 3 years ago
  3. hi Wendy, check out how your rare specie is now identified on the right :) Posted 2 years ago

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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.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Aug 7, 2011. Captured in Berkenrijsweg 16A, 3233 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands.