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Female Blue-tailed Damselfly (form violacea)

Observed: 14th May 2011 By: chrisbrooks
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Blue-tailed Damselfly
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jccurd's picture

Love Blue-tailed Females

Such an interesting array of colour variations, Chris, and this is probably my favourite. Nice shot!

John

chrisbrooks's picture

Blue Tails

Thanks John I agree, it's probably my favourite as well.

LordMuzzy's picture

Great colour

Super vibrant Chris, I posted a rufescens form last year so will be looking out for this variation come spring!

Regards

-Richard-

chrisbrooks's picture

Forms

Hi Richard, they say blue is the common form but I see far more rose and violet females than any other colour. Not long to go now until we'll see them again, regards Chris.

RoyW's picture

Colour forms

Seeing more of the rose and violet females than other colour forms probably isn't unexpected.
All females will start off as one of these two colour forms after emerging in the adult (imago) form. Over about 10 days or so they change to the blue or brown mature forms - if they survive!