Calopteryx splendens - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Lac Tolerme, 18 August 2014
Calopteryx splendens Adult

© Robin Howard

Calopteryx splendens Harris, 1782

Banded Demoiselle
Caloptéryx éclatant

Body length: 45-48mm

On the wing from the end of April to mid-September and although a species of streams and rivers it is also frequently observed at Lac Tolerme resting on marginal vegetation.