Class: Insecta. Order: Odonata. Family: Coenagrionidae. Genus: Ischnura. Species: I. senegalensis. Common Names: Common Bluetail. Status: Common. Male: Eyes: Upper side black; underside pale green to yellow. Two bright blue spots present behind the eyes. Thorax: Bronze backed with pale green sides and . General Description. Small, hairy, brightly coloured, blue, greenish blue and shiny black, with blue and black pterostigmas and bright cobalt blue abdominal tip.

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Ischnura senegalensis[2] [1] also known variously as common bluetail[3] marsh bluetail[3] ubiquitous bluetailAfrican bluetailand Senegal golden dartlet[3] [4] is a widespread damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae.

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It is native from Africathrough the Middle Eastto southern and eastern Asia. It is a small damselfly with black capped bluish green eyes.

Its thorax is black on dorsum and greenish blue on the sides. Its abdomen is black on dorsum up to segment 7.


Segments 1 and 2 are greenish blue and 3 to 7 are khaki yellow on the sides. Segments 8 and 9 are azure blue, with 9 black on dorsum.

Segment 10 is black on dorsum and khaki yellow on the sides. The green on thorax and abdomen may turn to blue in both male and female when aged.

The females of this species exhibit sexual mimicry. Other group will have isdhnura own female colouration gynochromes. Androchrom female looks exactly like the male except in sexual characteristics.

In gynochrome, the eyes are olive green with orange above. Sides of the thorax is mud colored, will pale when matured.

Dragonflies & damselflies of Thailand: Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, )

All the abdominal segments are marked with black on dorsum. The lateral sides are khaki yellow.

Segments and have orage color laterally, will fade when matured. It breeds in iscnnura, weedy ponds and wetlands. Data related to Ischnura senegalensis at Wikispecies. Media related to Ischnura senegalensis at Wikimedia Commons.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Australian species, see Ischnura heterosticta. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct senegalensiss Odonata of India, v. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Zoological Survey of India. Retrieved from ” https: Uses authors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub articles.

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