Calopteryx virgo. Common Name:. The Name. Calopteryx virgo Linnaeus, , the Beautiful Demoiselle, is a European damselfly. It is often found among fast-flowing waters.
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Calopteryx is a genus of large damselflies belonging to the family Calopterygidae. The colourful males often have coloured wings whereas the more muted females usually have clear wings although some develop male androchrome wing characteristics. In both sexes, there is no pterostigma. The genus contains the following species:  .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Calopteryx Calopteryx virgo Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia. Leach , Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 11 August Damselflies of the Northeast. Retrieved 5 August Archived from the original on 4 December British Dragonfly Society. The naturalist in south-east England: Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The Natural History of Ireland's Dragonflies.
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Click on an image to enlarge it. Mainly found along streams and rivers, particularly those with sand or gravel bottoms. The males rest on bank side vegetation waiting for females. The Banded Demoiselle is the only other British damselfly with coloured wings but the males only have partly coloured wings and the females have green-tinged wings.
Species of the Month - June Its dark wings make this damselfly instantly recognisable. When fluttering about in shady woodland, they at first give the impression of black butterflies. The male above is a brilliant metallic blue, with dark brown wings when young which turn blue when mature. The female below is bronzy-green with wings of a less intense brown.
Calopteryx is a genus of large damselflies belonging to the family Calopterygidae. The colourful males often have coloured wings whereas the more muted females usually have clear wings although some develop male androchrome wing characteristics. In both sexes, there is no pterostigma. The genus contains the following species:  . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Calopteryx Calopteryx virgo Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia. Leach ,
The beautiful demoiselle Calopteryx virgo is a European damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It is often found along fast-flowing waters where it is most at home. Subspecies include: . Females lay up to eggs at a time on emergent or floating plants, often on water-crowfoot. Like the banded demoiselle , they often submerge to do so. The eggs hatch after around 14 days.