Platycnemis acutipennis (Orange Featherleg/Orange White-legged Damselfly)

Go to the western half of France to see this distinctive and very attractive species. The males’ combination of blue eyes and orange body is a quite distinctive and appealing combination.

Id Notes

  • orange abdomen (both sexes, female maybe paler)
  • ♂ – thick black markings either side of dorsal mid-line on S7-9
  • ♂ – blue eyes
  • ♀ – abdomen with paired, fine black lines on dorsal side of S3-8
male female teneral
pair in cop ovipositing

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