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Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)

• Scientific name: Coenagrion johanssoni (Wallengren, 1894)
• English name: Arctic Bluet
• German name: Nordische Azurjungfer
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Noordse waterjuffer
• Swedish name: Myrflickslända
• Norwegian name: Nordisk blåvannymfe
• Finnish name: Taigatytönkorento
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: N/A
• Typical length: 27-30 mm
• Hindwing: 15-19 mm

Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni)

Distribution map

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

The Arctic Bluet (Coenagrion johanssoni) is a truly tiny damselfly of Scandinavia and the Baltics. Its short and slender abdomen is predominantly black, with extensive black markings along the sides and a 'black cat' motif laterally on S1-2. Dorsally the male's S2 carries a U-shaped mark (but we have seen some males whose marks had a connecting stem, thus forming a Y-shape). The female's abdomen is all black dorsally except for S9-10, which are light blue. Coenagrion johanssoni prefers small peat bogs and swampy ponds, and it has quite a late flying season for such a small damselfly (June to August).

Line DrawingLineDrawing: the male's head, thorax and abdomen in lateral view.

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