Ceriagrion tenellum - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

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Lac Tolerme, 18 August 2014
Ceriagrion tenellum Adult

© Robin Howard

Ceriagrion tenellum (Villers,, 1789)

Small Red Damselfly
L'Aggrion délicat

Body length: Male: 29-34mm; female: 31-35mm

On the wing from mid-May to the end of August but never common in this art of the Lot. The specimen depicted is the form melanogastrum Sélys. Usually found flying weakly in grasses around its breeding site.

 

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