Blue Forest Damsel

Scientific name: Coeliccia cyanomelas

Habitat: woodland stream

Body length: 46-51 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: widespread, e.g. Aberdeen Country Park, Tai Tam, Tai Po Kau, Ng Tung Chai

Flight period in Hong Kong: April to September

Identification features (male):

1. “!!”-shaped blue stripes at dorsum of synthroax 

Identification features (male)(subadult):

1. A pair of “J”-shaped yellow spots in opposite direction at dorsum of synthorax

Identification features (female):

1. Antehumeral stripe yellow, unbroken

2. White-ring spot at the end of 8th abdominal segment

3. White transverse stripe at the end of 9th abdominal segment