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Alkali Bluet Damselfly

This is a small damselfly only up to 3.5 cm long. The males are blue on the sides of the thorax, and the upper side of the abdomen. Females are light blue on the thorax to greenish-yellow on the tail. The upper side of the abdomen is mostly black, except for segment eight, which is blue. Read More….

 

 

Boreal Bluet Damselfly

Vancouver Island has a large resident population of the Boreal Bluet Damselfly. You can see the Boreal Bluet from the arctic circle all the way to Mexico. From the Eastern seaboard to the Gulf of Mexico. These active creatures are harmless to humans, but they are voracious predators of small flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes. Read More….

 

 

Pacific Forktail Damselfly

South Vancouver Island has some pacific forktails and they have been seen on Quadra Island opposite Campbell River. They are not as common as the western forktails. The Pacific forktail is a small little damselfly. Only 2.5 cm in length, the male is nonetheless easily recognized by the four tiny blue dots atop the black upper surface of the thorax. Read More….

 

 

Western Forktail Damselfly

Although The Western Forktail Damselfly tends to be more common around streams than other forktails, especially slow, grassy or sedge-dominated ones, they also select the habitats of alkaline ponds with mud substrates and marshy edges of lakes. Read More….

 

 

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