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Four-spotted chaser

LIBELLULA QUADRIMACULATA

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Four-spotted chaser

LIBELLULA QUADRIMACULATA

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Four-spotted chaser is a common dragonfly species with two black spots in each wing. The colouring varies from dark brown to brownish yellow and turns gray with age. The species is medium in size and grows to 40 - 50 mm in length.

Four-spotted chaser is found in all kinds of waterways, especially in slow-flowing and standing lush lakes and ponds. Prevalence area covers Europe, Asia and North America.

The species is often characterized by stopping between the flight, so it is easily recognizable and is one of our most widely spread dragonflies. Four-spotted chaser may meet up to hundreds of individuals in the same place at the same time. Flight time is from May to August and is one of the first dragonflies in the spring.

As a common basic species of our forests, the four-spotted chaser does not require special protection measures. By leaving untouched buffer zones around waters, biodiversity linked to waterways and their near surroundings can be promoted.

Four-spotted chaser

LIBELLULA QUADRIMACULATA

wooddeadwoodstage of developmentkey biotopes
aspen
aspen
1-5y
grove
birch
birch
6-20y
ridge
pine
pine
21-50y
rock
spruce
spruce
51-100y
spring
other
other
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swamp
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