Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Blue Day

I have always assumed that I was seeing Common Blue Damselflies around the garden pond but on close examination of the markings on one of the two seen today it turned out to be a male Azure Damselfly:


Most noticeable for identification of the Azure is the thin U shaped black marking on a segment behind its wings:


One excellent source for identification is the Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain published by FSC Publications. A well illustrated laminated 12 page fold out guide which can be purchased from around £2.

I will have to check more carefully during the rest of the year as, hopefully, a few more appear.

1 comment:

  1. I usually struggle with Identification. It would be good to see some.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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