A robust looking damselfly with a dark greyish abdomen and a blue tail in the male. The eyes of the male are deep red and the thorax in both sexes is bronze black on top.
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Encyclopedia of British Damselflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Variable Damselfly||Coenagrion pulchellum||
In the male, the ante-humeral stripes are usually broken, like two exclamation marks. S2 has a "... more
|Norfolk Damselfly||Coenagrion armatum||
At first glance, both sexes resemble Blue-tailed Damselfly rather than other Coenagrion species... more
|Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly||Ischnura pumilio||
The Scarce Blue-tailed is one of a number of small British Damselflies. Typically Males have a... more
|White-legged Damselfly||Platycnemis pennipes||
Adult males have obvious expanded, white legs which are used in a fluttering display flight in... more
|Northern Damselfly||Coenagrion hastulatum||
This species is found in only a few small lochans in Scotland. In the male, S2 has a rather... more