Z is for Zoe Waterfall Damselfly
Ah! The very last entry in this years A-Z blog Challenge.
The Zoe Waterfall damselfly is endemic to north-east Mexico.
It is exceptionally beautiful with long clear wings that have black tips with a blue stripe. Although occasionally some of them have entirely black wings.
As adults they are voracious predators on flying insects, using their huge black eyes which are specialised to detect movement.
Not a lot is known about this damselfly – and it is classed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species because of the deforestation of its high forest habitats.
© Liz Brownlee
IUCN Red List here.
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