Damselfly - ID please?

by davidstorm

We have a lot of Damselflies in our garden, mostly bright blue ones, but I spotted something different today that had green eyes and some pink / red colouring. I have not been able to identify this one, any help anyone can give would be appreciated.

K-5IIs, Sigma 105mm DG EX Macro, Extension Tubes

PS it had a blue tail spot, on the second to last tail segment
Uploaded13/07/2013 - 22:10
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/100
Focal Length100mm

Posted 13/07/2013 - 22:56 Link
Hello David,

A female 'Blue Tailed Damselfly'.... I think!...
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Posted 13/07/2013 - 23:25 Link
Thanks Defragged, I think you are right. If so, this is the first time I have seen this species in my garden, the rest seem to be Azure Damselflies.


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Edited by davidstorm: 13/07/2013 - 23:26
Posted 14/07/2013 - 07:47 Link
Well caught - nice colours!
Posted 14/07/2013 - 09:27 Link
Nice shot David, and well spotted, if you Google Blue-tailed Damselfly it states that they are scarce and that there are five different colour phases to the female.

Lucky you to have them in your garden.
Regards John/Jumbo
Edited by Jumbo48: 14/07/2013 - 09:28

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