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Blue-tailed Damselfly - Male
Blue-tailed Damselfly - Male


Ischnura elegans
Ischnura elegans
Ischnura elegans - Female
Ischnura elegans - Female
Zygoptera - Blue-tailed Damselfly
Zygoptera - Blue-tailed Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly - female
Blue-tailed Damselfly - female
Blue-tailed Damselfly pairing
Blue-tailed Damselfly pairing
Ischnura elegans - forma violacea
Ischnura elegans - forma violacea
Ischnura elegans - forma rufescens
Ischnura elegans - forma rufescens
Ischnura elegans - forma rufescens - Top view
Ischnura elegans - forma rufescens - Top view

Ischnura elegans
Subspecies7
Common namesBlue-tailed Damselfly, Common Bluetip, Common Bluetail, Blue Tailed Damselfly
German namesGroße Pechlibelle, Grosse Pechlibelle, Pechlibelle, Gemeine Pechlibelle
Dutch namesLantaarntje
Danish namesStor Farvevandnymfe
Finnish namesHoikkatytönkorento
Swedish namesAllmän kustflickslända, Större kustflickslända
AuthorVander Linden, 1820
Eco zoneFreshwater
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Asia
South Asia (India), Far East (East Asia (Japan, Korea (South Korea))), West Asia (Near East (Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran)), Central Asia (Turkestan (Kyrgyzstan))
Europe
Central Europe (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Derbyshire, Northamptonshire)), North England (Northwest England (Cheshire))))), Ireland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia))), West Europe (Austria, France (South France (Corsica)), Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Liechtenstein), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal)), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia, Montenegro)), Bulgaria, Greece), East Europe (Belarus)


CountriesAustria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesIschnura elegans in faunaeur.org
Ischnura elegans in dyntaxa.se
Ischnura elegans in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
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1. Blue-tailed Damselfly - Male
2. Ischnura elegans
3. Ischnura elegans - Female
4. Zygoptera - Blue-tailed Damselfly
5. Blue-tailed Damselfly - female
6. Blue-tailed Damselfly pairing
7. Ischnura elegans - forma violacea
8. Ischnura elegans - forma rufescens
9. Ischnura elegans - forma rufescens - Top view
Quick search: Damselfly - Blue - Female - Male - Zygoptera
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassPalaeoptera
Ancient winged insects
SuperorderOdonatoptera
OrderOdonata
Dragonflies, Damselflies, Demoiselles, Dragonflies and Damselflies
SuborderZygoptera
Damselflies
SuperfamilyCoenagrionoidea
FamilyCoenagrionidae
Pond damselflies, Narrow-winged damselflies, Pond Damsels
SubfamilyIschnurinae
GenusIschnura
Forktails
Specieselegans
Ischnura elegans
Blue-tailed Damselfly, Common Bluetip, Common Bluetail, Blue Tailed Damselfly
AuthorVander Linden, 1820
 
Synonyms
Agrion aglae
Agrion elegans
Agrion hastulatum
Agrion pupilla
Ischnura aglae
Ischnura aurantiaca
Ischnura excelsa
Ischnura exigua
Ischnura ezonata
Ischnura hastulata
Ischnura infuscans
Ischnura lamellata
Ischnura magna
Ischnura pupilla
Ischnura rufescens
Ischnura tuberculata
Ischnura zonata
 
Subspecies
Ischnura elegans aurantica
Ischnura elegans ebneri
Ischnura elegans elegans
Ischnura elegans marquardti
Ischnura elegans mortoni
Ischnura elegans pontica
Ischnura elegans rufescens
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