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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes)

• English name: White Featherleg
• German name: Weisse Federlibelle
• French name: Agrion blanchâtre
• Dutch name: Witte breedscheenjuffer
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes)

Distribution map Platycnemis latipes

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


General ➤ a fairly large species which occurs in Iberia, the South of France and the North-West of Italy
Classification • suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies); family: Platycnemididae
Scientific name Platycnemis latipes Rambur, 1842
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • slow-flowing running waters
Dimensions • typical body length: 33-37 mm; hindwing: 18-22 mm
Both sexesThorax➤ the thorax typically bears a double antehumeral stripe
 Wings• the pterostigma is uniformly brown
 Legs➤ the shins, especially on the middle and hind legs and especially in males, are exceedingly white and wide
MaleHead• the eyes are (pale) blue in mature males
 Thorax• the thorax is creamy white
 Abdomen➤ the abdomen is ivory white with black markings on S7-S9
  • the lower appendages are clearly longer than the upper appendages
FemaleHead• the eyes are brown
 Abdomen• the abdomen is white or beige and often unmarked
Photographs • nearly all of our photos below were made in Spain

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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: Da660 25/09/2008 11:12 Spain F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: Da661 26/08/2010 10:31 Spain F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: Da662 24/07/2009 15:22 Spain F5.6 1/200 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: Da663 25/09/2008 11:17 Spain F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

5 / 20; PhotoID: Da664 19/08/2010 15:52 Spain F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Platycnemis latipes, thumbnail 6 / 20
White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

6 / 20; PhotoID: Da665 04/07/2011 09:52 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Platycnemis latipes, thumbnail 7 / 20
White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♀

7 / 20; PhotoID: Da666 08/06/2015 14:29 Spain F10 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Platycnemis latipes, thumbnail 8 / 20
White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: Da667 25/09/2008 13:16 Spain F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: Da668 20/06/2008 13:03 France F8 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

10 / 20; PhotoID: Da670 08/06/2015 13:21 Spain F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: Da671 19/08/2010 15:58 Spain F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Platycnemis latipes, thumbnail 12 / 20
White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: Da672 26/07/2009 11:50 Spain F8 1/125 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: Da673 19/08/2010 17:05 Spain F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

14 / 20; PhotoID: Da674 20/08/2010 10:19 Spain F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: Da675 25/08/2010 18:00 Spain F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ⚤

16 / 20; PhotoID: Da676 25/09/2008 13:53 Spain F5.6 1/1000 180mm ISO200 Canon40D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: Da677 08/06/2015 13:42 Spain F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ⚤

18 / 20; PhotoID: Da735 08/07/2011 10:53 Spain F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♀

19 / 20; PhotoID: Da736 25/06/2012 10:07 Spain F10 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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White Featherleg (Platycnemis latipes) ♂

20 / 20; PhotoID: Da738 09/07/2011 16:57 Spain F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF