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Common blue damselfly

Enallagma cyathigerum


During mating, the male clasps the female by her neck while she bends her body around to his reproductive organs – this is called a mating wheel. The pair flies together over the water and eggs are laid within a suitable plant, just below the surface.

1 species ID suggestions

Coenagrion puella

Leuven, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 50.86, Long: 4.69

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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