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can anyone tell me what the insect I have attached a photo of. You may need to enlarge, the insect is very small size of a tooth pick, bright blue, wings the length of its body, very much like a dragonfly but tiny. Many thanks

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,823
    That is the common blue damselfly. Always lovely to see them in the garden B)
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,077
    One of the  damselflies ... gorgeous little thing ... we get a lot of them, and the red ones, around here in Norfolk .... may be an Azure Damselfly but I can't see it clearly enough to ID properly ... lots of helpful info here 

    https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/species/azure-damselfly  
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,823
    That's a useful link. It could be an azure but the shoulder stripes looked thinner in the pic. Could be the angle though.

    This ID guide on Dove's link is really helpful

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  • eileenoeileeno Posts: 19
    Thank you , everyone. And thank you Dovesfrom above and Wild Edge. It was beautiful will check the link attached. 😎Eileen in Bolton
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