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Sunday, 18 May 2014
Azures About - The Azure Damselfly - Coenagrion puella
The Azure Damselfly - Coenagrion puella
Damselflies are small, weakly flying insects that stay close to the water margins or water surface. When at rest, most species hold their wings along the length of their abdomen. The Emerald Damselflies are an exception and usually hold their wings partly open when at rest. They are therefore known as Spreadwings in North America. The eyes are always separated, never touching. The larvae have external plates (lamellae) at the end of the abdomen, which act as accessory gills.