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Which insect is this on my tomato plants?

Hi All,

Came across this insect on my tomato plants. Does someone know what they are?

Regards,
Sam

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559
    one of the Damsel  Flies
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,358
    I'd say that's a male Blue-tailed Damselfly .... gorgeous things aren't they?  :dizzy:

    https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/odonata/damselflies/
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  • RedwingRedwing SussexPosts: 1,230
    I think it's Common Blue damselfly male.
    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,023
    Just to be contrary I don't think it's either of those :)  Hard to tell though sorry. Have a look at the comparison photos on this page and you can work it out based on the pattern of black stripes on the side of the thorax. https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/species/azure-damselfly/ Too many stripes for the common blue by the looks of it and the tail isn't black enough for the blue-tailed.
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  • ishyam79ishyam79 Posts: 3
    Thank you all. Learnt something new today. 
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