blue-damselfly

Common Blue Jewel (male) 

Heliocypha perforata (Chlorocyphidae) is an elegant damselfly species, with distinctive blue markings on its thorax and abdomen. Males are easily recognizable by the neon purple markings on its wings.

The Common Blue Jewel can be found in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Taiwan, Viet Nam, India, Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand.

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Photo credit: ©Wong Hock Weng

Locality: Gunung Belumut (Mount Belumut), Johor, Malaysia

Caloptéryx vierge (Calopteryx virgo) Beautiful Demoiselle | ©Anne Sorbes

Calopteryx virgo (Odonata - Calopterygidae) is an European damselfly, commonly known as Beautiful Demoiselle.

In this species the wings of the mature male are very dark blue-black and those of the female are iridescent brown-green. The body colour is metallic blue-green in the male and green with a bronze tip in the female. The flight is fluttering, butterfly-like [source].

As a welcome to the new (and old) followers of my blog: a Familiar Bluet with surprised face.

Its scientific name is Enallagma civile and is a damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae (order Odonata) that is common and widespread in America. Although the photo does not show the body, Enallagma civile is a tiny damselfly, up to 39 mm. Males are light blue with black bands and stripes and females are quite variable [1]. 

Photo credit: ©Collin Hutton | Enallagma civile from Sandy Creek, North Carolina, US.