Something called a Beautiful Demoiselle sounds, to me, as though it’s been named by a 9-year old schoolgirl. Be that as it may, it is rather appropriate. We were captivated by them first at La Rigole near La Prise d’Eau d’Alzeau near Saissac, France.
- ♂ – metallic blue body
- ♂ – almost completely dark blue (there are subspecies variations)
- ♀ – metallic green body
- ♀ – wings clear with brownish tint (cf. C. splendens – greenish) with white pseudo-pterostigma
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