ADULT: Wingspan - 41mm. Approximate overall length - 33mm. Another dainty blue damselfly that needs careful scrutiny before a true ID can take place. The males have an all blue segment 8 with segment 9 partially so. Segment 2 has a U-shaped marking that can be thickened and joined to the lower apical band. Females are mainly black with blue or green sides to the thorax. LARVA: 20-26mm when fully grown. Located amongst vegetation below water. BEHAVIOUR: Usually quite abundant where found. Mature specimens can be observed around water margins mating and laying eggs. HABITAT: Has a preference for small sheltered areas such as garden ponds, ditches, park ponds and water meadows. Often seen around grassy areas near water. FLIGHT PERIOD: Mid May to Mid August. STATUS: Common but local in Scotland.
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