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Damsel ID Please

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Craig20264, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Was laying the last few edging bricks on the new pond today and this little fella landed next to me. Apologies for the poor IQ. It was a rush job. I have only ever seen the blue variety before so any help with identifying this one gratefully received. @MJB @MickLL

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  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It’s one of those invisible ones.
     
  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I forgot to upload the pic. Blimey, you were quick!
     
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Oh I got it wrong.
     
  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Mick is the expert. I'd say female blue-tailed, but prepared to be corrected.
     
  6. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

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    I agree. It's not a common form but looks like a variant known as infuscans-obsoleta. Unfortunately the photo isn't really good enough to be sure - but I'd go with 80% as they say on millionaire!

    By coincidence I photographed one yesterday. It's not a great shot but I wanted a pic of this variant.



    MickLL
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2020
  7. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Thanks chaps. I'll try and get a better shot (instantly regrets selling 90mm macro lens!). It's time I took an interest in the creatures that inhabit our garden pond.
     

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