no wind and over water, on the water, leaves and branches, the Common
Damselfly or Brown Emerald Damselfly [Sympecma
fusca -Zygoptera-Lestidae] (Leste brun), lays. Concentrated in their
task, the Gerris (Pond skater) surprised at its mounted on the rod, do
Only species to spend the winter at the adult stage, at the first fair days they mate and lay eggs in the twigs, stems, branches and floating debris.
sits with the wings folded along the abdomen.
called "Brunette hivernale" because of its bark brown colour and its
ability to wintering at
spent the winter as an adult
"at land" under a bark, a stone or a rod in a meadow, a bush.
all other Odonata it is the eggs or larvae that go through the winter.
Eggs will hatch 3-4 weeks later.
Winter Damselfly or Brown Emerald Damselfly [Sympecma fusca
Little Damselfly (3-4cm) in shades of chocolate brown, it is difficult to find when it is in the dry grass prairies. At this time of breeding they are easier to see.
Clear body punctuated with grim torpedo-shaped marks.
Wings along the body, the long brown pterostigmas of the hind and fore wings do not overlap.
A right, autumn female with metallic torpedo-shaped marks on a clear body and brown eyes (September 2008).
Two dark stripes on the thorax. Strait line for the upper band.
At left a male and a female held by the male.
Brown emerald damselflies will live this spring just the time to spawn. When laying is over, they disappear.