Also known as ``Burning Dragonfly''
|Scientific name||Calopteryx atrata|
|English name||Calopteryx atrata|
|Classification details||Odonata Calopterygidae|
|Full length||about 6cm.|
|Distribution||East Asia and North America. Distributed from Tohoku to Kyushu.|
A kind of damselfly that has an impressive appearance when it perches on its black wings. It is about 6 cm in length, metallic green (male) or brown (female), and has dark brown wings. Wings have fine veins, but no spots.
When perched on a leaf, the two wings are perfectly overlapped. While perching, it sometimes spreads its wings slowly.
It can be seen in waterside areas such as reed beds from early summer to autumn. They are territorial and fly around stones and certain leaves. After mating, eggs are laid on aquatic plants.
I found it while walking around Asakawa in the afternoon and took a picture. A dragonfly often seen in rivers and mountains in the city, it flutters gracefully. The wind was a little strong that day, but the pair were resting on their favorite leaves.
The vodeo of Calopteryx atrata.It had its wings open and closed.
Introducing a picture of Calopteryx atrata.