Comparison: Redeyes

In Europe there are three so-called Brighteyes or Red-eyed Damselflies. The latter tag is not really sensible because one of these three actually has blue eyes; the Blue-eye or Goblet-marked Damselfly (Erythromma lindenii). The Blue-eye is more readily confused with the Common Blue Damselfly/Common Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum), in my experience, and does not occur in the UK. So we are left with the two that actually do have red eyes and that are readily confused:


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