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(Harris 1780) (Harris 1780) (Harris 1780) (Charpentier 1840) (Charpentier 1840)
Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera
Banded Demoiselle Damselfly Banded Demoiselle Damselfly Banded Demoiselle Damselfly Common Blue Damselfly Common Blue Damselfly
 Calopteryx splendens  Calopteryx splendens  Calopteryx splendens Enallagma cyathigerum Enallagma cyathigerum

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 58mm to 72mm.

When Around: May until September.

Habitat:  Slow muddy bottom rivers, or streams through meadows.

Comment: Common and wide spread in Wales, most of Ireland and southern England as far north as Yorkshire. There are also some isolated colonies in the Lake District in Cumberland.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 37mm to 39mm

When Around: May to August.

Habitat: Habitats are most places with still, or slow flowing water.

Comment: Common and widely distributed throughout the British Isles. Very similar to the Azure Blue, but doesn't have the black spur on the side of the thorax.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)  
Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera  
Azure Blue Damselfly Azure Blue Damselfly Azure Blue Damselfly Azure Blue Damselfly  
Coenagrion puella Coenagrion puella Coenagrion puella Coenagrion puella  

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 40mm to 42mm

When Around: May until August.

Habitat: Habitats are most types of wetland, including drainage ditches, acidic moor land bogs, pools, ponds, lakes. However it appears to avoid fast flowing streams and rivers.

Comment: This species is common and widespread throughout the British Isles.

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(Van Linden 1820) (Van Linden 1820) (Van Linden 1820) (Sulzer 1776) (Sulzer 1776)
Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera Odonta - Zygoptera
Blue-tailed Damselfly Blue-tailed Damselfly Blue-tailed Damselfly Large Red Damselfly Large Red Damselfly
Ischnura elegans Ischnura elegans Ischnura elegans Pyrrhosoma nymphula Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 34mm to 36mm

When Around: May until September.

Habitat: Habitats are most types of wetland, including drainage ditches, acidic moor land bogs, pools, ponds, lakes. However it appears to avoid fast flowing streams and rivers.

Comment: This species is common and widespread throughout the British Isles.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 43mm to 45mm

When Around:  April to early September.

Habitat:  Most wet places like drainage ditches, acid moors, bogs, pools, ponds, lakes. It seems to avoid fast flowing water.

Comment: widespread and and common throughout the UK.

(Van Linden 1825)        
Odonta - Zygoptera        
Willow Emerald Damselfly        
Chalcolestes viridis        

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: mm to mm

When Around: May

Habitat: Habitats

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Teneral adults have just emerged, it will take a day or, two to achieve their full colouration.

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