Saturday, 20 June 2009

Banded demoiselle

Ian and I have seen banded demoiselles twice this month - firstly at the river Clyst and then again at the Old Sludge Beds Nature Reserve. I've seen banded demoiselles before, but not recently and never in Devon so this was the first time I'd managed to get a digital photograph.

Banded demoiselles are one of only two species of damselfly in Britain that have obviously coloured wings. Although quite common in Britain they prefer stream and river habitats rather than still water.

This is the male:

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