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Female Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa), Finland Only four species of Lestidae have been recorded in Finland and this is the only common and abundant species here in eastern Finland. This species is known also as a Common Spreadwing. Common Spreadwing,Emerald,Emerald Damselfly,Finland,Geotagged,Joensuu,July,Lestes,Lestes sponsa,Odonata,Scandinavia,Spreadwing,Summer,Zygoptera,closeup,damselfly,female,insect,summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Female Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa), Finland

Only four species of Lestidae have been recorded in Finland and this is the only common and abundant species here in eastern Finland. This species is known also as a Common Spreadwing.

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  1. Great details, so beautifully focused! This one is in my wishlist, but i'm far from the spot almost 500km :) Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks RMFelix and welcome to Finland. This is very abundant here in late summer ;-). Posted 3 years ago
      1. Thank you very much for the invitation! One day, someday, somehow :) Cheers, Ari* Posted 3 years ago
  2. Excellent capture and great to see both the male and female in your series. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you fchristant. I will probably upload more shots of these from different angles some time later. Posted 3 years ago
      1. Please do, they are most welcome! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Beautiful job Ari. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you very much Mark! Posted 3 years ago

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''Lestes sponsa'', is a damselfly, with a wide Palaearctic distribution. It is known commonly as the emerald damselfly or common spreadwing. Both males and females have a metallic green colour and when resting its wings are usually half opened.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Ari Parviainen
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By Ari Parviainen

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Uploaded Mar 29, 2016. Captured Jul 27, 2015 19:29 in Kuhasalontie 37, 80220 Joensuu, Finland.
  • NIKON D300S
  • f/10.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 150mm