Commonly known as White-legged damselflies, species of the family Platycnemididae are typically small and slender with eyes that are particularly far apart. These damselflies are also known as Featherlegs, due to their broadened and flattened tibia; this likely is an adaptation for courting females. Damselflies belonging to Platycnemididae may be mistaken for belonging to Coenagrionidae (Pond damselflies). There are 3 species of Platycnemididae living in Europe, but as of yet we have only photographed Platycnemis pennipes.
Platycnemis pennipes (Male and female in tandem)