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Small Pincertail (Male). This quite common and widespread dragonfly is present in most of Europe. The adults grow up to 60 millimetres (2.4 in) long and can be encountered close to running water and lakes from June through September. Their life cycle lasts about 3–5 years. The eyes of Onychogomphus forcipatus are widely separated and grey-to-green. The two black lines on the side of the thorax are relatively narrow and touch the midline. It has a yellow line on the vertex and two cells above the anal triangle. The abdomen in males is fitted with three hooks of large size (anal appendages). Cercoids may be dark and have a subterminal tooth. The base of the hindwing is angled in males and rounded in females.
Spotted on Jun 27, 2015
Submitted on Jul 15, 2015