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Damselfly  Blue-Tailed Damselfly

Blue Tailed Damselfly - Photo  Copyright 2001 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
To help you identify dragonflies and damselflies there's a beautifully illustrated fold out chart in the Nature Shop - click here

Latin name: Ischnura elegans

Size: Wingspan approximately 40mms.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: May to September

Habitat: Ponds, lakes, streams and rivers.

Food: Small flying insects.

Special features: The abdomen is usually all black with a bright blue segment near the end. This species is quite common, and can even be found around polluted ponds.

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Blue-Tailed Damselfly Exuviae

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