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Common Blue Damselfly

Enallagma cyathigerum

Description:

I like the markings on this damselfly because it looks like a bandit mask.

Habitat:

Near a pond in SW Colorado.

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11 Comments

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textless 9 years ago

Thanks Dana!

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textless 9 years ago

Thanks! :)

Wow!

clearly4you
clearly4you 9 years ago

Great photo and colors!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

Love it!

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textless 9 years ago

Thanks to dandoucette for the ID. And JeanC.Fisher, I entirely agree about their mating habits. Of course ours would probably seem odd to them, too. :)

JeanC.Fisher
JeanC.Fisher 9 years ago

So familiar! Yes, we have many, many of these here in Northern California where I live in Sonoma County! I have tons of shots of them (although none utilizing the obviously great lens you have, of course...) ;o) I even have video of them depositing their eggs! (Very "alien looking" mating habits, if you ask me! lol!)

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

This is a great shot! I'm thinking its either Enallagma cyanigerum or E. doubledayii.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enallagma

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Fantastic macro shot! Very impressive. :D Great colours as well, we have a similar damselfly here in Europe. Very bright and eye-catching.

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textless 9 years ago

Thanks! I love damselflies but haven't had nearly as much luck getting closeup pictures since we moved to Colorado a few moths ago (from Arizona). But I'll definitely keep trying. :)

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Wow! Good macro shot!

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Durango, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

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