Coenagrion puella

Coenagrion puella – Azure Damselfly

Coenagrion puella is a common damselfly one of the seven ‘blues’ that occur in the UK. I was blythely assuming them to be common blues until Ash (my son) told me to look for the ID feature… the first segment that appears below the thorax has a black ‘U’ shape on it – quite different to the Common Blue.

My best shot was taken 1st June 2014

These were taken at the end of May 2014:

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