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Red-eyed Damselfly

Erythromma najas

Description:

The species is a small damselfly, 35 millimetres (1.4 in) long, predominantly black with iridescent blue markings. The male resembles blue-tailed damselflies (Ischnura species) but is distinguished by its large, spaced eyes that are a deep red. It is very similar to the Small Red-eyed Damselfly.

Notes:

Males typically spent much of their time perched the leaves of floating vegetation such as water lilies or mats of algae.

1 Species ID Suggestions

taka.ita
taka.ita 7 years ago
Grote roodoogjuffer (Red-eyed Damselfly)
Erythromma najas Grote roodoogjuffer - Erythromma najas | Waarneming.nl


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1 Comment

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Taka, for the species update!

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Kaag en Braassem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 14, 2012

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