Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Sulzer, 1776)
Vuurjuffer Large Red Damsel (Large Red Damselfly) L: 33 - 36 mm
Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)

Adult (male), Gasteren, Drenthe, June 4, 2007
Vuurjuffer man

Young adult (male), Woldlakebos, Overijssel, May 2, 2006

Vuurjuffer vrouw oud Older adult (female) form typica, Zuid-Laren, Drenthe, May 5, 2007
Vuurjuffer vrouw jong

Young adult (female) form typica, Taarlo, Drenthe, April 21, 2006

Habitat: Often seen at gardenponds. Wide range of waters. Highest abundance in well-vegetated standing water.Sometimes seen in running water

Distribution: Highest numbers on sandy soils

Flight season: From March to September. One of the first Odonata after winter

Status: Very common and wide spread.