Saturday, 11 August 2007

Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella)

Adult Azure Damselfly (subspecies C. p. puella) at Geddington, Northants - August 2011

OTHER NAMES: Pond Damselfly, Azure Bluet
Featured Subspecies: Coenagrion puella puella
Length: 33mm
Wingspan: 44-48mm
UK Status: Not Evaluated / IUCN Red List: Least Concern

The Azure Damselfly looks very similar to the Common Damselfly, and can only really be differentiated by examination of the markings. It is a fairly common species, and care should be taken when looking at any of the "standard" damselflies.

Related Species:
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Coenagrion
SUBSPECIES: C. p. puella, C. p. kocheri

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A common resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington and various other sites

Further Notes: RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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