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Damselfly

Observed: 8th June 2011 By: CandlesnuffCandlesnuff’s reputation in InvertebratesCandlesnuff’s reputation in InvertebratesCandlesnuff’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Not sure which species this is as I don't know enough to tell them apart from this photo. Or maybe it's neither of these!

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No interactions present.

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The male is the bluest of the blue / black damselflies. The thorax viewed from above bares two broad blue stripes. Just behind the wing roots on the second abdominal segment is a mushroom shaped symbol, the stalk of which may be absent. The upper surface of segments 8 & 9 towards the tip of the abdomen are all blue, often appearing brighter than the rest of the blue areas of the insect.