Damselfly - Blue Tailed
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 26th May 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens.
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Damselfly - Blue Tailed
Damselfly - Blue Tailed

Mating
Taken at
Baron's Haugh on 9th June 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Male
Taken at 
Baron's Haugh on 6th June 2019 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.
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 28th May 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens. Fact File
Damselfly - Blue Tailed
 
Damselfly - Blue Tailed
Species:
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.