a Blue Dancer

Africallagma ?

a blue damselfly, Coenagrionidae, from Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed along a wooded path at Kakamega Forest, Kenya, Oct. 2016.

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

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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