Sapphire Demoiselle

Umma saphrina

Sapphire Demoiselle, Umma saphrina from Kakamega, Kenya, Dec. 2014. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed along a pathway through Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Dec. 2014.

This gem-like flying insect can take small flies such as mosquitoes prey. The immature stage lives an aquatic life in slow streams within the forest.

Calopterygidae -- Broad-winged Damselfly Family

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Kenya Natural History

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