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Syrian bluet – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Syrian bluet

Coenagrion syriacum

A small blue and black damselfly with a body length of 30-33 mm and a hindwing length of 14-20 mm. This damselfly lives in standing water such as ponds, lakes, marshes, and swamps, as well as slow-flowing rivers, irrigation ditches, and canals. This endemic species flies May through September, and is considered near threatened.

Photographs

 male

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

Attribution: Jorg Hempel (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Hans Hillewaert (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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

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