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Damsel Fly

Observed: 29th April 2011 By: malvoliomalvolio’s reputation in Invertebrates
Damselfly but unsure
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Tricky....

The angle from which this shot is taken really doesn't make it easy to identify this one (particularly not with any degree of certainty!).

It is an immature individual that has still not developed it's full colours, and because of the width of the pale antehumeral stripes on top of the thorax it looks like it is a coenagion species (rather than a Common Blue Damselfly). Assuming that this is correct, the shape of the rear edge of the pronotum makes it an Azure Damselfly - I wouldn't want to say that I'm sure about that though!