Close-up of the face and eyes of a banded demoiselle

Banded demoiselle

Banded demoiselles are a type of damselfly. Although their larvae are aquatic, flight is the key to success for adult banded demoiselles. Males compete on the wing for breeding territories. And a territory owner will then court any visiting female by doing a special display flight for her.

Scientific name: Calopteryx splendens

Rank: Species

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The Banded demoiselle can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, China, Europe, Russia, United Kingdom. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Banded demoiselle distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Unknown

Year assessed: 2007

Classified by: IUCN 3.1


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Arthropods
  4. Insects
  5. Damselflies and dragonflies
  6. Calopterygidae
  7. Calopteryx
  8. Banded demoiselle