Dragonflies and Damselflies

Family - Platycnemidae (White-legged Damselflies)

Family summary

The family Platycnemidae is represented by one genus with three species found in France. A distinctive feature of all these species is that the males, in particular, have obvious white legs which they use during a courtship "dance". The title illustration used on this set of pages shows a male Orange White-legged Damselfly.

Platycnemis genus

Platycnemis pennipes - White-legged Damselfly - L'Agrion à larges pattes
Platycnemis latipes - "Ivory" White-legged Damselfly - L'Agrion blanchâtre
Platycnemis acutipennis - "Orange" White-legged Damselfly - L'Agrion orangé

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