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Common blue damselfly; Caballito del diablo común azul

Enallagma cyathigerum


Damselfly of the Coenagrionidae family, 30 a 35 mm long. It can be easily confused with the azure Dragonfly (Coenagrion puella), but it has more blue than black in the back and chest, the opposite in the C. Puella. Besides, in the side of the chest E. Cyathigerum has only a small black stripe there, while all other blue damselflies have two.


Meadows and bushes. Mountains. Parque Natural de Somiedo


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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Somiedo, Asturias, Spain

Lat: 43.05, Long: -6.15

Spotted on Aug 16, 2016
Submitted on Feb 20, 2017

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