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Azure Damselfly / Hufeisen-Azurjungfer

Coenagrion puella

Habitat:

Renaturalised riverside

Notes:

Is this a male White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes)?

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Azure Damselfly
Coenagrion puella Azure Damselfly


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3 Comments

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 7 years ago

Thanks, Faredin. But how do I distinguish between the White-legged Damselfly (frankly the legs don't look all that white in the pics I saw) and the Azure Damselfly? To my inexperienced eyes they look the same.

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Good you checked it Ursula, I have suggested you the right one. Yours is a male and you can see both the male and female (mating) here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/272...

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 7 years ago

The Wikipedia article states that the Familiar Bluet is native to the US and Canada... Unfortunately I (and the damselfly in question) are in Germany.

Ursula Fricke
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Ursula Fricke

Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Spotted on Jun 26, 2013
Submitted on Jun 27, 2013

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