Arthropod: Bluetailed Dragonfly

By: Hayven Bearden

Scientific Name:

Ischnura Elegans

Blue Tailed Dragonfly:


Anywhere where there is a pond, lake, or slow moving water.

Geographical Home

You will find Blue Tailed Dragonfly in England.


The dark body and blue tip is distinctive. However, a number of color forms exist. Abdomen can be pink, lilac, or green.

Feeding Habits

The Blue Tailed Dragonfly is a herbivore.

Life Cycle

Larvae; It can take a few days for them to mature; but up to a couple of weeks for them to mature.