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Blue-tailed Damselfly - 1

Observed: 1st August 2009 By: PerdikaPerdika’s reputation in InvertebratesPerdika’s reputation in InvertebratesPerdika’s reputation in Invertebrates
Common bluetail - Ischnura elegans 09-08-01 (1)
Common bluetail - Ischnura elegans 09-08-01 (1) 1
Description:

I have a number of photos which I believe are of Blue-tailed Damselflies, but I'm posting different individuals separately in case I've made a mistake.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Peter Allen's picture

Segment 8 completely blue and

Segment 8 completely blue and S9 entirely dark diagnostic for I. elegans. In I.pumilio S9 is entirely blue and S8 only posterior half is blue. From a distance the much more extensive dark area at the tip of the abdomen is usually clearly seen in elegans.

Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
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RoyW's picture

Male.

It's a mature male.