Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

The Damselfly looks very much like the Dragonfly. The latter one is generally bigger and spreads its wings horizontally at rest. The little Damselflies when at rest hold their wings folded back over the abdomen. When mating, the male grips the female firmly behind the head; thus making them fly in tandems and forming a mating wheel. Dragonfly eggs are deposited directly onto aquatic plants. The larves are fearsome predators that live in the water for a couple of years. The pond here is an ideal habitate for both Damselfly and Dragonfly.

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