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|Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) (Dragonflies) 24793|
|Lille Farvevandnymfe (dk) Mindra Kustflickslända (se)|
2021-07-04 Karlstrup Kalkgrav (Solrød), Sjælland, Denmark
Imago. Male. The short diamond-shaped and two-colored wingmark plus the blue marking distally above on S8 are what identify it as this species.
A somewhat rare species in Denmark, and even more so east of Storebælt. My first.
2022-08-04 Kalvebod Fælled, Amager, Denmark
Imago. Male. In the area close to Sydmøllehøj.
I only got aware of the species when it showed up in this photo revising back home. Which is why I can't remember exactly where I saw it. But it was either below Sydmøllehøj or along the road or in the narrow channel on the south side of Sydmølletværvej. I revisited the same spots a few days later in hope to find more, and in the that channel I had, loosely counted, around 150 Common Bluetails in a stretch of about 30 meters. To say, that this smaller and very similar species probably has been overlooked on Amager for some time. I didn't find any in the channel this other day, but one below Sydmøllehøj, 1016, why it's reasonable to belief that this was where I had this animal too.
2022-08-06 Kalvebod Fælled, Amager, Denmark
Imago. Male. Sydmøllehøj.
Young with pale colors.
It was very windy today and the spot where I found it, was very wind exposed. Not to say that there will be many popping out of the reedbed without the wind, but it is certainly worth giving it a try one of the next days to see if more will show up.
I had a different one two days earlier, 1014, why I suspect or hope that there might be an actual population present.