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Erythromma lindenii

• Scientific name: Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840)
• English name: Blue-Eye
• German name: Saphirauge
• French name: Agrion de Vander Linden
• Dutch name: Kanaaljuffer
• Swedish name: Pokalflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Occhirossi dubbia
• Czech name: šidélko Lindenovo
• Slovenian name: Prodni paškratec
• Bulgarian name: Синьо стреличе
• Typical length: 30-36 mm
• Hindwing: 19-21 mm

Erythromma lindenii

Distribution map

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies

The Blue-Eye is a medium-sized black-and-blue (or black-and-greenish) damselfly. It's a fairly common species in the South and West of Europe but is largely absent from the British Isles, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Erythromma lindenii is an easily recognized species, with its wide antehumeral stripes, narrow postocular spots (which may be absent altogether), the male's very bright-blue eyes, his very long and curved appendages, and the spear-shaped marks on S3-S6 of his abdomen. The female is most readily distinguished from the similar Enallagma cyathigerum (which has comparably wide antehumerals) by the absence of a vulvar spine underneath S8.

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