Calopteryx virgo meridionalis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Lac Tolerme, 18 August 2014
Calopteryx virgo meridionalis Adult

© Robin Howard

Calopteryx virgo meridionalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beautiful Demoiselle
Le Caloptéryx vierge

Body length: 45-48mm

On the wing from April to the end of August or i good years even the beginning of September when it can be observed resting on lake and river-side vegetation, shrubs and trees. A frequent damselfly at Lac Tolerme and neighbouring streams.