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The Northern Damselfly or (Coenagrion hastulatum) is a damselfly.

The species is widespread and common in northern Eurasia but is restricted to elevated or bog-like sites towards the west and south. In Britain, it is confined to a few small lochans in Scotland.

C. hastulatum is 31–33 millimetres (1.2–1.3 in) long.

The specific part of the scientific name, hastulatum, from the Latin hastula (small spear) is because of the distinctive markings on the second segment of the abdomen that resembles a spear.

Northern Damselfly TL

When the Northern Damselfly is active

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