Erythromma najas

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Red-eyed damselfly
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Erythromma
Species: E. najas
Binomial name
Erythromma najas
(Hansemann, 1823)

Erythromma najas (red-eyed damselfly) is a member of the damselfly family Coenagrionidae.

Appearance[edit]

The species is a small damselfly, 35 millimetres (1.4 in) long, predominantly black with iridescent blue markings. The male resembles blue-tailed damselflies (Ischnura species) but is distinguished by its large, spaced eyes that are a deep red. It is very similar to the Small Red-eyed Damselfly.

Behaviour[edit]

Males typically spent much of their time perched the leaves of floating vegetation such as water lilies or mats of algae.

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