Common Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa)
A large (38mm) and attractive metallic green damselfly which unusually perches with its wings half-open.

The male develops a blue pruinescence on segments 1, 2, 9 and 10 as it matures.
Females are thicker bodied with no blue pruinescence.

Relatively widespread. Usually found alongside Small Red and Black Darter.
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