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May 24, 2010 3:09 PM

Damselflies

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Wimbledon common on saturday 22 May 2010 - we were wondering what this one was.
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    May 30, 2010 11:56 AM (in response to John Jackson)
    Re: Damselflies
    Looks like an Azure Damselfly to me, though it's hard to be sure
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        Jun 3, 2010 12:09 PM (in response to John Jackson)
        Re: Damselflies

        Not being particularly good at damsel/dragonfly id beyond the very obvious species I have consulted our specialist in this group who has provided the following identification and comments:

         

        The damselflies are immature male (upper) and female (lower) of the Azure damselfly, Coenagrion puella. The blue has yet to develop but I can see the black U on the male’s 2ndabdominal segment. Red-eyed damsels do not have well-developed pale stripes onthe top of the thorax. Don’t be fooled by the reddish looking eyes!


        Well done gwezza - spot on.

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