Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

The Blue-tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans, is a European damselfly. Damselfly nymphs are aquatic, and prey on small aquatic insects or other aquatic larvae. The adult damselflies prey on small flying insects, caught using their legs like a basket to scoop the prey up while flying, or insects taken from leaves.


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