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Common Bluetail Damselfly ♂

Ischnura heterosticta

Description:

The males, the head and thorax are black and blue, the abdomen is black in colour. There is the blue tip at the end of abdomen. Body length of 34mm. The females are the same size, with pale blue to grayish-green in colour.

Habitat:

They prefer slow-running or still waters.

Notes:

Took the family to Bonython Park Playground, Adelaide, South Australia. It was a very hot day, and as soon as I opened my car door this beautiful little guy let himself inside. Bonython Park is very close to the River Torrens and the park itself has numerous tall Gum Trees and gardens. Information came from: http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

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sarahaw1981
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sarahaw1981

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jan 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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