Ischnura elegans f. rufescens
Female Blue-tailed Damselflies come in a variety of colour forms, including a pink form, a violet form and a pale green form. Purple/violet, pink and green forms are juvenile, with the colour darkening as the damselfly ages.
The "forma rufescens" has an orange / pink thorax, a blue segment 8 on the abdomen abdomen and no or very narrow shoulder seam line. This form changes color after about one week to the form infuscans-obsoleta
Image: Temse (Be) - 01/06/2013
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