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Gomphus vulgatissimus - Дедка обыкновенный - Дідок звичайний

For the key species old (before 1990) and recent (after 1990) records are given on the distribution maps using different symbols (triangles - old records, circles - recent records).

Red list status or Habitat Directive status: not listed
Distribution: Recently was recorded for the South Bug river. The old records were made in the beginning of the 20th century in Odessa and in the N part of Odessa province. Recorded in the middle of 20th century in hydrobiological samples from the  Danube Delta.
Habitat: Middle and lower sections of rivers and streams. Favours a calm flow and sandy bottom (e.g. lowland streams and small rivers), avoiding small, fast-flowing, rocky-bottomed waters. Locally abundant in reservoirs, gravel pits and large lakes. The larvae burrow in fine sand, preferably covered with detritus (Dijkstra, 2006).
Flight period in the SW Ukraine: no data

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