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Blue Damselflies abound…

By May 24, 2020Blog

Jan Shields has been to Mousecroft Pool near Shrewsbury and has managed to grab 2 quick photos of 2 different species of blue damselfly – both new to our list for 2020. Common Blue Damselfly is seen far left with characteristic broad blue antehumeral (shoulder) stripes- far broader than those seen on Blue-tailed Damselfly (near left). If you enlarge the Blue-tailed Damselfly photo you can also make out the characteristic bi-coloured pterostigma- wing spots with flashes of both black and white.