Knowing your damselflies - an apology and a quick ID guide
Q - How do you tell the difference between an azure and a common blue damselfly?
A - Well we didn't get it right...
In last night's programme we ran a Jubilee-themed quiz where we asked you to identify three species that were partly distorted under a Union Jack flag. The theme was 'Red, White and Blue' and we had thought we'd picked a redstart, a white-tailed fish eagle, and a common blue damselfly.
As was pointed out by SeanGraham25, Colin Law, pen-y-bont_mike, Elaine Rice, Dave Smallshire, Huddsbirder and others, we made a mistake!
The picture that we posted was actually an azure damselfly, not a common blue damselfly.
So we've put together a quick ID guide so that next time you're out damselfly spotting, you hopefully won't make the same mistake as us!
Common and azure damselfly ID guide
Azure damselfly by Martin Webber
Common blue damselfly by snapp3r
Thanks again to those keen eyes out there who spotted this.