This damselfly is metallic green. The male develops a blue pruinescence on segments 1, 2, 9 and 10 as it matures. The female is thicker bodied than the male with no blue pruinescence.
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Encyclopedia of British Damselflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Beautiful Demoiselle||Calopteryx virgo||
Only two species of damselfly in Britain have obviously coloured wings. They both belong to the... more
|Emerald Damselfly||Lestes sponsa||
This damselfly is metallic green. The male develops a blue pruinescence on segments 1, 2, 9 and... more
|Dainty Damselfly||Coenagrion scitulum||
Both sexes appear yellowish when viewed from the underside. The pale brown pterostigma is longer... more
|Common Blue Damselfly||Enallagma cyathigerum||
In many ways this could be considered to be the most typical British damselfly. It shares its... 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