Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771)
Blauwe breedscheenjuffer Blue Featherleg (White legged Damselfly) L: 35 - 37 mm
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Adult (male), Oude Molensche Diep, Drenthe,  July 17, 2006

Adult (female), Gramsbergen, Overijssel, June 11, 2006

Blauwe breedscheenjuffer man jong

Young adult (male), Oude Molen, Drenthe, June 7, 2006

Blauwe breedscheenjuffer paringswiel Adult (male and female), Loon, Drenthe, August 19, 2007
Blauwe breedscheenjuffer eiafzet Ovipositing, Oude Molensche Diep, Drenthe, July 17, 2006
Blauwe breedscheenjuffers groepseiafzet Group ovipositing, Oude Molensche Diep, Drenthe, July 17, 2006


Habitat: The larvea are well adapted to occur with fish. Flowing waters. Also a wide range of man-made habitats like canals and gravel-pits 

River De Vecht, Gramsbergen, Overijssel, The Netherlands, June 11, 2006

Distribution: In the south common and less common to the north.

Flight season: May to September. Highest numbers in June and July

Status: Not endangered