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



Lac Tolerme, 18 August 2014
Orthetrum cancellatum Adult

© Robin Howard

Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Black-lined Orthetrum
L'Orthétrum réticulé

Body length: 44-49mm

On the wing from April to the end of August although most abundant in late July. A frequent dragonfly at Lac Tolerme where it can be observed quartering the margins of the lake or perching on rocks along the shore..


AdultCopulating adults234