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Common Winter Damselfly Sympecma fusca couple Common Winter Damselfly,Geotagged,Germany,Spring,Sympecma fusca Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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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 DR_M_Z
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Uploaded May 14, 2022. Captured May 12, 2022 10:23 in Sankt-Meinrads-Platz 3, 78315 Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/8.0
  • 10/12500s
  • ISO640
  • 300mm