Male Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella)
Length: 33mm The male has a characteristic flat-bottomed "U" shaped mark on S2. S8 is blue and S9 has black markings towards the rear.
The female is green or pale blue with extensive black markings.
Habitat Small ponds and streams and sometimes at the edges of larger water bodies..
Status & Distribution Very common throughout the British Isles except the northern half of Scotland.
Wildlife and nature