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Male Southern Damselfly

Observed: 2nd July 2011 By: chrisbrooks
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Southern Damselfly
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The male is another blue damselfly with black markings. The slightly elliptical spots just behind the eyes are separated by a blue bar. The antehumeral stripes are fine unbroken blue lines. Abdominal segment 9 is 80% black, segments 3 & 4 display a black lanceolate mark with the point towards the head. The most distinguishing feature is the “mercury” mark on segment two. This mark is somewhat variable both within and between site specific populations.