Gomphidae

Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785)
Gaffellibel Green Snaketail (Green clubtail) L: 50 - 60 mm
     
Relevant Dutch literature    

Gaffellibel man

Adult (male), Paarlo, Limburg, July 26, 2009 

Gaffellibel man

Adult (male), Paarlo, Limburg, July 26, 2009 

Gaffellibel vrouw Adult (female), Heinasuo, Finland, July 26, 2008 
Gaffellibel man

Adult (male), Paarlo, Limburg, July 26, 2009 

Gaffellibel man Adult (male), Paarlo, Limburg, July 26, 2009 
Gaffellibel man Adult (male), Paarlo, Limburg, July 26, 2009 

Habitat: Large lowland rivers (see photo).

Biotoop Gaffellibel

River De Roer, Paarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands July 26, 2009

Oever biotoop Gaffellibel

River De Roer, Paarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands July 26, 2009  

 


Distribution: In 2000 a population was discovered along the river Roer in the central part of Limburg (south-east of The Netherlands). Last years the species is increasing and some new localities are discovered

Flight season: June to October, but highest numbers in July


Status: Seriously endangered but this requires re-evaluation


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