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First blue damselflies seen…

By May 7, 2017Blog

Again Whixall Moss is coming up trumps for first sightings….this time a few female Azure Damselflies seen on 5th May by Stephen Barlow. This lovely shot shows the narrow antehumeral stripes and coenagrion spur (spur on side of thorax) that help identify this species. The female is however very similar to the Variable Damselfly female and you need to take a close look at the shape of the pronotum to distinguish the two….see the species pages for further details.