Enallagma cyathigerum

Common Blue - Damselflies are similar to dragonflies. The difference being, the wings of most damselflies are held along the body when feeding or resting. The two sets of wings are also similar in size and most damselflies are smaller than the dragonfly. The male Common Blue is a powder blue whereas the female is brown as shown here. Photographs from Attenborough Nature Reserve Nottinghamshire and Co. Roscommon.

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