Libellula depressa (Linneaus, 1758)
Platbuik Broad bodied chaser L: 39 - 48 mm
Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)    

Platbuik man

Adult (male), Drouwen, Drenthe, 2007

Platbuikvrouw oud Adult (old female), Taarlo, Drenthe, June 8, 2006
Platbuik vrouw jong Adult (young female), Taarlo, Drenthe, May 9, 2007
Platbuik met drie berijpte segmenten op het achterlijf Adult (old female) with pruinose abdomen, June 21, 2009
Platbuik man

Adult (female) with rare totaly pruinose abdomen, Zuid-Laren, Drenthe, 2006

Adult (young female), Gasteren, Drenthe, June 4 , 2007
Platbuik uitgeslopen (just emerged adult), Taarlo, Drenthe, May 11, 2004

Habitat: Small open pools with less vegetation. Sometimes little streams or cattle drinking pools. 

Distribution:  Scarce in the coastal provinces. Common at sandy soils.

Flight season: In May and June most abundant. From the end of April to Oktober.

Status: Common in The Netherlands