I wonder if this is a form or just a freshly emerged specimen ??
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Several forms dependent on age. Segment 8, though not always blue, is usually clearly different from the other sections. Begin as either rufescens with a reddish-pink thorax and blue segment 8 or violacea with a violet thorax and antehumeral stripes, black humeral stripes and blue segment 8. After around eight days they mature and change colour, rufescens become greenish-brown of the form rufescens-obsoleta. The form violacea mature into TWO separate from. The (i) infuscans which is a pale green colour, and retaining the black humeral stripes. is an andromorph form which adopts the same colours as a male.
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