Bright blue female damselfly with black markings. A good number of these spotted recently.
No interactions present.
Yes but a male.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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I will amend title
Sue, this is a male
Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust
Looking at my field guide (by Steve Brooks); a female would have more extensive black markings along the back. Also the all blue segments 8 & 9 are slightly broader than those above them in the male, they taper away slightly in the female.
Oh, and in addition to tapering away, segments 8& 9 are not all blue in the female
Should have gone to that well-known opticians. The guide quite clearly points this out.
Lat/Lng: 51.6121, -1.1182
OS grid ref: SU611907