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Common bluetail – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Common bluetail

Ischnura elegans

A small damselfly with a body length of 30-35 mm and a hindwing length of 14-20 mm, typically blue, green, and black in colour. Also called the “blue-tailed damselfly,” the common lives in standing or slow-flowing water, as well as brackish water. This species flies April through October.

Photographs

 male

Attribution: Charles J Sharp (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: NobbiP (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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

Attribution: Hectonichus (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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

 female

Attribution: Jorg Hempel (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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

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