The blue-tailed damselfly or common bluetail (Ischnura elegans) is named because segment eight is entirely pale blue. It has a largely black abdomen with very narrow pale markings where each segment joins the next. Female blue-tailed Damselflies come in a variety of colours. Juveniles may be salmon pink, form rufescens; violet, form violacea and a pale green form. The colour darkens as the damselfly ages. Mature females may be blue like the male (form typica); olive green thorax and brown spot (form infuscans); or pale brown thorax and brown spot (form infusca-obseleta).
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