Azure Damselfly(Coenagrion Puella)

The Azure is pretty widespread but not as common as the Common Blue which it is often mistaken for

These are normally found in the river meadow at Brandon,the difficulty is trying to identify the males from the Common Blues which are much more numerous..The females though are pretty distinctive being almost all black,and in my opinion more striking visually.

On the matter of identification one of the things to look out for is the dark spur marking on the thorax,which isn’t present on the Common Blue

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