samedi 5 janvier 2019

7. Leucorrhinia rubicunda (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Libellulidae
Common name: Ruby Whiteface
French name: Leucorrhine rubiconde
Habitat: Peat bogs, peaty ponds, sometimes migratory
Distribution: Sometimes in the North
Abundance: Populations extinct, now occasionnal
Flight season: April-July
IUCN Red List Status: Not evaluated

Worldwide distribution: North of Eurasia

If the Ruby Whiteface was formerly breeding in France, it has disappeared and shows up only occasionally during mini invasions in the north of the country.

©© bync - Didier Houbrechts - Belgique le 21 mai 2016 - Monde des Insectes

vendredi 4 janvier 2019

6. Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Gomphidae
Common name: Common Clubtail
French name: Gomphe commun
Habitat: Stream with sandy bottom
Distribution: Quite all the country, absent in Corsica
Abundance: Uncommon
Flight season: April-August
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern

Worldwide distribution: Eurasia

The Common Clubtail is not so common in France, but is present on most of the country. It is an early species that flies as early as April.

©© bync - Flo L. - Charente Maritime le 1er mai 2018 - Monde des Insectes

jeudi 3 janvier 2019

5. Cordulia aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Corduliidae
Common name: Downy Emerald
French name: Cordulie bronzée
Habitat: Ponds and marshes with open water
Distribution: All the France, without Corsica
Abundance: Uncommon
Flight season: April-August
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern

Worldwide distribution: Eurasia

The Downy Emerald is a precocious Dragonfly that can show itself in February - anachronistic date - but more generally in April. She constantly flies low up near the banks.

©© byncsa - Cyrille Deliry - Ain


4. Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Coenagrionidae
Common name: Azur Bluet
French name: Agrion jouvencelle
Habitat: Ponds and marshes
Distribution: All the France, Corsica
Abundance: Common
Flight season: April-November
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern

Worldwide distribution: Palearctic

The Azur Bluet is a common species in Europe, but it is threatened in North Africa. It is regularly found on ponds and marshes, as well as sometimes on slow streams.

©© byncsa - J.David, Bretagne Vivante - INPN

mardi 1 janvier 2019

3. Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Calopterygidae
Common name: Beautiful Demoiselle
French name: Caloptéryx vierge
Habitat: Springs and streams
Distribution: All the France, Corsica
Abundance: Common
Flight season: April-October
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern

Worldwide distribution: West Palearctic

The Beautiful is a species that looks for rather shady streams and is often found near springs or on the upper river basin.


©© byncsa - Alain Cochet

lundi 31 décembre 2018

2. Aeshna juncea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Aeshnidae
Common name: Moorland Hawker
French name: Aeschne des joncs
Habitat: Ponds in altitude
Distribution: Montains of France
Abundance: Common
Flight season: Mai-October
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern

Worldwide distribution: Holarctic

The Moorland Haker is a Dragonfly that lives in our mountains. It is common on most of the high altitude habitats where it is the dominant species.

©© bync - Laurent Berger - France, Savoie le 12 août 2012 - Monde des Insectes


dimanche 30 décembre 2018

1. Aeshna grandis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Aeshnidae
Common name: Brown Hawker
French name: Grande Aeschne
Habitat: Ponds, Swamps
Distribution: Essentially montains, rare in plain (NE)
Abundance: Rare 
Flight season: June-October
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern

Worldwide distribution: Eurasia

The Brown Hawker is a Dragonfly living mainly on the foothills and in the Jura massif. It is characterized well by its swollen wings. It flies relatively high and can flap its wings like a courtship. 

©© bync - Alain Cochet - France, Puy-de-Dôme le 7 août 2015 - Monde des Insectes