Blue-Green Dancer

Argia ?

a large damselfly, Coenagrionidae, from West Pokot, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed along a rocky stream on the Kongelai Escarpment, West Pokot, Kenya, July 2015.

The immature stage of damselflies reside in streams or pools of water where they are predators on mostly small aquatic invertebrates.

The adults are gem-like in their colors, especially the males, and both sexes have delicate wings that are held vertically and folded together dorsally when not flying.

Coenagrionidae -- Narrow-winged Damselfly Family

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Kenya Natural History

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