This female Common Bluetail (Ischnura senegalensis), measuring less that 30mm long, was photographed feasting on a little moth.
Note the amount of scales from the moth covering the damselfly’s head. The little moth must have struggled violently to escape but to no avail.
The female Common Bluetail is polymorphic, occurring in various forms – orange and olive. The male is shown above. There is also an andromorph female that looks like the male.
26th May 2016