New garden species

Enallagma cyathigerum (Common blue damselfly)♂︎

Last update: 22 August 2020


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


A new visitor in the garden, a male Common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) [1]. A very common damselfly in the Netherlands, but a new garden species.

It is good to see that the garden attracts more and more damsels and dragon flies, although most of them are single individuals that stay a few ays and then move on. Apparently the garden does not provide enough to satisfy them staying permanently. Looking at the amount of insects buzzing around I think prey is not the issue, maybe it is related to the pond that is fully covered in water plants and doesn’t provide open water.

Common blue damselfly ♂︎ (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Common blue damselfly ♂︎ (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Common blue damselfly ♂︎ (Enallagma cyathigerum)


1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2, "Libellen", De Vlinderstichting

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