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Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans).

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It is common British damselfly, usually 31mm long. The distinctive feature of this insect is its blue spot on the ‘tail’. The male has blue eyes and blue ante-humerals, while the female can appear similar to the male form can also have few different colourings – blue thorax with violet tail spot, red-pink thorax with blue spot, olive-green and brown spot, and light brown thorax with brown tail spot. Both female and male have bi-coloured pterostigma on the front wings. This damselfly occurs around ponds and lakes.


May to early September




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