Sympetrum fonscolombii (SÚlys, 1840)
Zwervende heidelibel Red-veined Darter L: 33 - 40 mm
Relevant Dutch literature (Eng. summary)    

Zwervende heidelibel man

Adult (male), Nieuw-Balinge, Drenthe, August 1, 2007

Zwervende heidelibel man Adult (male), Nieuw-Balinge, Drenthe, August 11, 2007
Zwervende heidelibel vrouw Adult (female), De Plateaux, Noord-Brabant, August 9, 2008
Zwervende heidelibel man jong Adult (young female), Drouwen, Drenthe, June 18, 2008
Zwervende heidelibellen tandem

Adult (male and female) ovipositing, Nieuw-Balinge, Drenthe, August 1, 2007

Zwervende heidelibel paringswiel

Mating adult (male and female), Den Helder, Noord-Holland, July 3, 1999

biotoop Zwervende heidelibel Habitat Sympetrum fonscolombii, Nieuw Balinge, Drenthe, 11 augustus 2007

Habitat: Larger standing waters with little vegetation, warm shallows, large dunepools and sandpits.

Distribution: Sometimes massive influxes in whole the country. The last decade this species has increased in The Netherlands.

Flight Season: From May to October.One of the earliest and and the only Sympetrum species with a different life cycle. The eggs develop rapidly after being laid without a winter rest. 

Status: Uncommon in The Netherlands