Orthetrum cancellatum (Linneaus, 1758)
Gewone oeverlibel Black tailed Skimmer L: 39 - 42 mm
Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)
  Gewone oeverlibel eiafzet

Gewone oeverlibel man

Adult (male), Tolbert, Groningen, July 30, 2006

Gewone oeverlibel eet Gammauil Adult eating Autographa gamma (Gammauil), Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, August 4, 2007
Gewone oeverlibel vrouw Adult (female), Zeijen, Drenthe, August 6, 2006
Gewone oeverlibel vrouw

Adult (female), Borger, Drenthe, June 29, 2006
Abdomen of older females becomes brown and often thinly pruinose

Gewone oeverlibel man vers imago

Young (male), De Weerribben, Overijssel, May 24, 2009

Gewone oeverlibel paring Adult (male & female), Diever, Drenthe, July 1, 2008
Gewone oeverlibel eiafzet

Adult female dipping eggs at the watersurface with escorting male(left), Nieuw-Balinge, Drenthe, August 1, 2007

See video

Habitat: Can be found everywhere. Most at standing waters with shores with some open patches. 

Distribution: Most common anisopteran species in The Netherlands.

Flight Season: From June to half of August most abundant. From May to begin October. 

Status: Very common in The Netherlands