Bright Blue

Common Blue Damselfly

Cette libellule est un agrion porte-coupe (Enallagma cyathigerum).

Cette espèce très commune partage ses couleurs avec d’autres espèces de libellules, ce qui nécessite un effort supplémentaire d’identification.

L’agrion porte-coupe mâle doit son nom au dessin noir en forme de petite coupe qu’il porte sur le second segment abdominal.

This insect is a Male Common Blue Damselfly.

Several other damselfly species share its black and blue colours, so some identification work is needed.

In particular, you can identify male common blue damselflies by looking for a black mushroom-shaped mark on the upper surface of the second abdominal segment.


2 thoughts on “Bright Blue

  1. Another beautiful photo! Perfect timing! I always wanted to make similar, when the animal is doing its things while all of this is on focus and engraved with my camera.

    • Thanks, Danail!
      Damselflies are very mobile and don’t stay for a long time at the same place. When you see one, watch it flying around for a while and you will notice that it will often come back to the same places. So instead of chasing it, wait for it to return and you will have a better chance to be ready for a good photo.
      Damselflies have been around for about 300 million years, and you can find them from May to September, so there is ample time to practice. 🙂

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