Female Common Bluetail feasting on a moth

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Common Bluetail-moth [KC Tsang]

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.

CommonBluetail m [KCTsang].jpg

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.

KC Tsang
26th May 2016

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