|Libellula quadrimaculata (Linneaus, 1758)|
|Viervlek||Four Spotted chaser Four spotted skimmer||L: 40 - 48 mm|
|Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)|
Adult (male), Taarlo,
Drenthe, June 8, 2006
|Young adult (male), Gasteren, Drenthe, May 16, 2009|
Young adult (female), De
Overijssel, May 22, 2005
|Adult (female) form praenubila, Gasteren, Drenthe, June 4, 2007|
Adult (female) form praenubila, Taarlo, Drenthe, June 24, 2008
Note the larger black spots on the wings than the female above.
|Old adult (male), Taarlo, Drenthe, August 19, 2009|
|Emerging, Ijhorst, Overijssel, June 2, 2007|
|Emerged, Gasteren, Drenthe, May 25, 2009|
Emerged, Taarlo, Drenthe, June 8, 2006
|Larvalskin, Gasteren, May 16, 2009|
Habitat: Still waters, mostly with well developed vegetation. At acid lakes.
Distribution: Widespread in The Netherlands. Optimal habitats is acidic pools en can be exteremly abundant. Also in dunepools.
Flight season: From May to july most abundant. But also seen in September.
Status: Very common and unthreathend