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Scarce blue tailed damselfly

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Odonata
Family  Coenagrionidae
Scientific name  Ischnura pumilio
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Suborder  Zygoptera
Genus  Ischnura
Higher classification  Ischnura
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Similar  Ischnura, Odonate, Blue‑tailed damselfly, Damselfly, Small red‑eyed damselfly

Female scarce blue tailed damselfly


The scarce blue-tailed damselfly or small bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) is a member of the damselfly family Coenagrionidae.

The species occurs throughout Europe except in the north. To the east it occurs from Asia Minor to SiberiaTo the south the range extends to Morocco, the Azores and Madeira' The typical male has a black abdomen with a bright blue spot on tail (segments 8 and 9). It is very similar to the blue-tailed damselfly, Ischnura elegans but on that species the blue spot is mostly on segment 8. Females undergo a change of colour as they mature. The immature female is bright orange, the aurantiaca phase, but matures to a greenish-brown.

Scarce blue-tailed damselfly Scarce Blue Tailed Damselfly Chris Brooks Photography
Scarce blue-tailed damselfly Scarce Blue Tailed Damselfly Chris Brooks Photography
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Scarce blue-tailed damselfly Scarce Bluetailed Damselfly Shropshire Dragonflies
Scarce blue-tailed damselfly Scarce Bluetailed Damselfly Shropshire Dragonflies
Scarce blue-tailed damselfly

References

Scarce blue-tailed damselfly Wikipedia


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