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Blue-eye – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Blue-eye

Erythromma lindenii

A small blue and black damselfly with a body length of 30-37 mm and a hindwing length of 19-21 mm, distinguished by its wide antehumeral stripes, narrow postocular spots, and blue eyes, which are brown or green in females. Also called the “goblet-marked damselfly,” this species lives near well-vegetated lakes, slow-flowing rivers, reservoirs, canals, and irrigation ditches, with water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spp.). The blue-eye flies May through September, males often flying low and fast over the open water. This damselfly is considered near threatened.

Photographs

 male

Attribution: PierreSelim (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Loz (L.B. Tettenborn) (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Loz (L.B. Tettenborn) (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

 female

Attribution: Peter Nijland (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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