Coenagrion hastulatum

Coenagrion hastulatum, the northern damselfly or spearhead bluet, is a damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae.

Coenagrion hastulatum
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C. hastulatum
Binomial name
Coenagrion hastulatum

The species is widespread and common in northern Eurasia but is restricted to elevated or bog-like sites towards the west and south.[2] In Britain, it is confined to a few small lochans in Scotland.[3]

C. hastulatum is 31–33 millimetres (1.2–1.3 in) long.[4]

The specific part of the scientific name, hastulatum, from the Latin hastula (small spear) is because of the distinctive markings on the second segment of the abdomen that resembles a spear.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2020). "Coenagrion hastulatum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T158706A138874817. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T158706A138874817.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2009). "Coenagrion hastulatum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009: e.T158706A5268760. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T158706A5268760.en.
  3. ^ "Northern Damselfly". British Dragonfly Society. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  4. ^ "speerwaterjuffer" (in Dutch). Libellennet. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  5. ^ Costantino D'Antonio & Francesca Vegliante. "Derivatio nominis libellularum europæarum" (PDF) (in Italian). Retrieved 3 August 2010.

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