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White Featherleg

Observed: 16th July 2012 By: BruceHBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in InvertebratesBruceH’s reputation in Invertebrates
White featherleg
White Featherleg
White featherleg
Description:

Hedgerow near river

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

RoyW's picture

Probably P. latipes.

I have agreed with the ID of White Featherleg, which I believe is the likely ID, but because this one is a female it is possible that it could be a pale Orange Featherleg or Blue Featherleg (which can both be quite variable).

The detail of the pronotum, which would clinch the ID, can't be seen, but the apparently all white hind tibia, and the general appearance do suggest White Featherleg to me.

BruceH's picture

White Featherleg

Many thanks indeed Roy. I have edited in 2 more photos of the same damselfly - but they may not help.

Bruce

RoyW's picture

Additional photos.

If the definition on the original of the shot taken from behind is good enough to allow selective enlargement of the head and thorax , then it might be possible to confirm the ID from the shape of the rear edge of the pronotum.
I still can't see any reason to consider your original ID to be wrong though.

BruceH's picture

P latipes

I have sent you an email with the full original photo attached.

Bruce