5 Apr 2019

Critter of the Week: Blue damselfly

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:29 pm on 5 April 2019

Nicola Toki's critter of the week is the Blue damselfly (Austrolestes colensonis), which is the smaller cousin of the dragonfly. The males are blue and the females are a greener shade.

Nicola Toki is DoC's threatened species ambassador and joins us every week to talk about one of New Zealand's less loved native critters.

Austrolestes colensonis Blue damselfly

Austrolestes colensonis Blue damselfly Photo: Kane Fleury / Commons [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KF_Austrolestes_colensonis_1.jpg] / CC BY 4.0

 

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