Azuragrion nigridorsum

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Azuragrion nigridorsum
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Azuragrion
Species: A. nigridorsum
Binomial name
Azuragrion nigridorsum
(Selys, 1876)

Azuragrion nigridorsum, the black-tailed bluet or sailing bluet, is a species of damselfly in family Coenagrionidae.

Distribution and status[edit]

A common and widespread species with a range that extends from South Africa to Angola, Ethiopia, Oman, Yemen, Socotra, and Madagascar.[1]


This damselfly is found in a wide variety of habitats including slow-flowing streams and ponds; both open and partly shaded habitats are used.[2]



  1. ^ a b Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2016). "Azuragrion nigridorsum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T59819A75347073. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T59819A75347073.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Dijkstra, K.-D.B. "Azuragrion nigridorsum (Selys, 1876)". African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 

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