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Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio)

• Scientific name: Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825)
• English name: Small Bluetail
• German name: Kleine Pechlibelle
• French name: Agrion nain
• Dutch name: Tengere grasjuffer
• Swedish name: Mindre kustflickslända
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: Keritytönkorento
• Danish name: Lille farvevandnymfe
• Italian name: Codazzurra minore
• Czech name: šidélko malé
• Slovenian name: Bledi kresničar
• Bulgarian name: Малко бръсниче
• Typical length: 26-31 mm
• Hindwing: 14-18 mm

Codazzurra minore (Ischnura pumilio)

Distribution map

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

The Small Bluetail is a widespread species which occurs throughout Europe but is largely absent from Scandinavia and Greece. Unlike its commoner stable mate the Common Bluetail, it tends to occur in low numbers. Ischnura pumilio is a fair bit smaller than Ischnura elegans. Its main distinguishing features include the black abdomen which in males carries a striking blue tail-light on S9 and part of S8. The female has no such tail-light, blue or otherwise. The male's pterostigma in the forewing is bi-coloured and considerably larger than that in the hind wing. The female, up to the age of about 10 days, is a strikingly pretty orange colour which later changes into a grassy green.

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