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



Lac Tolerme, 16 August 2015
Calopteryx virgo Adult

© Robin Howard

Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beautiful Demoiselle
Le Caloptéryx vierge

Body length: 45-48mm

On the wing from May to early September in the south. A species preferring rapidly flowing waters where it can often be observed on trees and shrubs bordering the stream.