Dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies in Leiden in The Netherlands


This video is about Blue-tailed damselflies, Ischnura elegans.

According to Leiden local authority, there are various species of dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies in the city.

The most common damselfly species is the blue-tailed damselfly, which was counted almost 4,000 times in 2004.

In that year, the most common butterfly was the meadow brown, seen over 200 times.

The brown argus is a threatened butterfly species.

Yet, it lives in Leiden city.

Fossil Jurassic dragonflies and damselflies: here.

Fossil Carboniferous giant dragonflies: here.

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