Lestidae

Sympecma paedisca (Brauer, 1877)
Noordse winterjuffer Siberian Winter Damsel L: 34 - 39 mm
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Noordse winterjuffer teritoriaal

Adult (territorial male), Nijensleek, Drenthe,  April 22, 2007

 

Noordse winterjuffer jong Young adult (male), Havelte, Drenthe,  September 6, 2006
Noordse winterjuffer man oud Mature adult (male), Kuinderbos, Flevoland, May 6, 2006
Noordse winterjuffer eiafzet

Ovipositing adults (male and female), De Weerribben, Overijssel, April 22, 2007

 

Noordse winterjuffer vrouwtje Young adult (female), Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, August 5, 2006
Noordse winterjuffer vrouw vers Young adult (female), Woldlakebos, Overijssel, July 28, 2005
Frozen adult (female), Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, November 24, 2004
Frozen adult (female), Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, November 24, 2004
Adult (female), Ice melting in the morning sun, Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, November 2 4, 2004
Hibernating adult (female) in Molinia caerulea, Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, February 8, 2005

Hibernating adult (female), Uffelter Binnenveld, Drenthe, March 4, 2006

Noordse winterjuffer man ingesneeuwd A snowed up hibernating adult (male), Havelte, Drenthe, January 13, 2010
Hibernating adult (female), Woldberg, Overijssel, December 30, 2005
A snowed up hibernating adult (male), Woldberg, Overijssel, December 30, 2005
Overwinterende Noordse winterjuffer Hibernating frozen adult (male), Vledder, Drenthe, February 16, 2008
Overwinterende Noordse winterjuffer Hibernating frozen adult (male), Vledder, Drenthe, February 16, 2008
Noordsewinterjuffer man territoriaal

Territorial adult (male), Kuinderplas, Flevoland, May 6, 2006


Habitat: 

Hibernation habitat, Drenthe, March 1, 2006.

Until October, these individuals can be seen along forest edges, heaths and grassy vegetations. Hibernation normally ends with the first sunny days in March.

Breeding habitat, De Weerribben, Overijssel. 

Well-vegetated standing waters with floating dead rushes or reeds.

Biotoop voortplanting Breeding habitat, Nijensleek, Drenthe, April 2007  

Distribution:  Before 1970, Sympecma paedisca was a rather common damselfly in the northern part of The Netherlands. A strong negative trend started, leading to the virtually disappearance around 1980. A long period followed with only a few records, and no known population. In 1994 however, reproduction was recorded in De Weerribben, one of the largest mesotrophic peat moors in The Netherlands. After that year a remarkable recovery followed with a strong increase in number in De Weerribben and reproduction at a second site, Kuinderplas (Ketelaar 2007).


Status: Seriously endangered, but seems to be increasing


Literature:  Ketelaar, R., R. Manger, E. Ruiter, H.M.G. Uilhoorn & E.P. de Boer, 2007. Analysis of the distribution of Sympecma paedisca in The Netherlands. Brachytron 11 (1), december 2007

 

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