Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) I think?

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Kenny Wharton on June 21, 2010

I'm no entomologist so I might have got the species wrong but it is definitely a male above and female below in tandem.

David Brown Photogra… on June 22, 2010

Great macro Kenny

I was fascinated to read up on why they fly around like this. Joy got me interested from one of her postings then it was just a matter of Googling until I found this site.

I think I created a bug porn tag at one point for this one but then again I may have (wisely) got rid of it :o)

Have a great day - cheers - Jethro

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on June 29, 2010

Graceful dragonfly and capture.

Best of


((Ospr3y)) on June 29, 2010

Fabulous capture, Kenny!

Kenny Wharton on June 30, 2010

Thanks for the comments Sababoy & ((Ospr3y)) and thanks for the link Jethro it helped feed my grey cells.

Amelia Royan on September 1, 2010

I think it could also be Coenagrion puella, but it is difficult to tell the difference. You are right about the male and female though :))

Lovely shot Kenny :)

Cheers, Amelia

Kenny Wharton on September 2, 2010

Thanks for your advice Amelia and thanks for the visit.



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  • Uploaded on June 21, 2010
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    by Kenny Wharton
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
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