Damselfly - Blue Tailed
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Mating
Taken at
Baron's Haugh on 9th June 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 


Male
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 1st July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Female
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 3rd July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
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Immature Female
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st June 2018 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Female of the colour form rufescens.

 
Damselfly - Blue Tailed
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Ischnura elegans.
Odonata.
Coenagrionidae


Food:

Body Length:
Male:
Female:
Young:
Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Small flying insects, caught using their legs like a basket to scoop the prey up while flying, or insects taken from leaves.
31 mm.
Dark body with the 8th segment of the abdomen coloured pale blue
They can have up to five different colour forms.

Lowland habitats including brackish or polluted water.
Late May to September.