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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens)

• English name: Small Spreadwing
• German name: Kleine Binsenjungfer
• French name: Leste verdoyant
• Dutch name: Tengere pantserjuffer
• Swedish name: Mindre smaragdflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Hentokeijukorento
• Danish name: Lille kobbervandnymfe
• Italian name: Verdina minore
• Czech name: šídlatka zelená
• Slovenian name: Loška zverca
• Bulgarian name: Малко кротиче

Малко кротиче (Lestes virens)

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015

Distribution map Lestes virens

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies


General • a small and slender, metallic green or brown species of central and southern Europe
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Lestidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Least Concern
Scientific name Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • like all other (Chalco)lestes species, often spreads its wings at a 45° angle when at rest
  (Chalco)lestes species overwinter as eggs (in diapause) rather than as larvae or adults
Habitat • shallow still waters, wetlands and bogs
Dimensions • typical body length: 30-39 mm; hindwing: 19-23 mm
Both sexesThorax• the upper part of the thorax is metallic green or brown; the lower part is beige/yellow
  • the antehumeral stripe is pale and usually narrow
 Abdomen• the upper part of the abdomen is metallic green or brown; the lower part is beige/yellow
 Wings➤ the pterostigma is dark reddish brown with a fine white line laterally
 Legs• the legs are pale with a black longitudinal stripe
MaleThorax• pruinescence is limited to the wing base and the lower part of the thorax
 Abdomen• pruinescence on the abdomen is limited to (S8, ) S9 and S10
Photographs • most of our photos below were made in Tuscany and show the subspecies C. v. vestalis
  • the photos we made in Spain show the subspecies C. v. virens

Click on a thumbnail to display the photograph (at 1200 x 800 pixels) in a new window.

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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Da001 20/09/2016 14:49 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: Da010 18/10/2014 16:12 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

3 / 20; PhotoID: Da011 07/08/2019 10:33 Belgium F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: Da023 23/09/2014 10:42 Spain F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

5 / 20; PhotoID: Da024 21/10/2014 13:33 Italy F9.5 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

6 / 20; PhotoID: Da025 28/10/2019 16:32 Italy F8 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon90D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: Da026 17/10/2019 15:58 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon90D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

8 / 20; PhotoID: Da031 20/09/2015 09:07 Italy F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

9 / 20; PhotoID: Da032 07/08/2019 10:46 Belgium F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

10 / 20; PhotoID: Da033 17/10/2019 15:31 Italy F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon90D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Da034 23/09/2014 12:22 Spain F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: Da047 28/09/2012 13:19 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

13 / 20; PhotoID: Da209 20/09/2015 09:52 Italy F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ⚤

14 / 20; PhotoID: Da210 28/09/2012 12:17 Italy F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

15 / 20; PhotoID: Da229 28/10/2019 16:30 Italy F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon90D -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: Da234 10/10/2018 14:17 Italy F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

17 / 20; PhotoID: Da235 07/08/2017 13:14 Germany F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: Da241 07/08/2017 17:07 Germany F8 1/50 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♀

19 / 20; PhotoID: Da242 07/08/2017 13:18 Germany F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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Малко кротиче (Lestes virens) ♂

20 / 20; PhotoID: Da251 20/09/2016 15:18 Italy F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF