Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Emerald Damsels

Another successful search for Small Red-eye Damselfly at Fitzwilliam Bridge near the old sewage works site along the Nene east of Peterborough. Just a single male, which I couldn't photograph, but there were not that many insects about anyway in relatively cool conditions.

Most obvious were the Emerald Damsels which were actively pairing up. The bright blue eyes on some got me thinking about Scarce Emerald. The pruinescence is too extensive on segment 2 for that species (and the colour of the female looks wrong too). But I guess they could be out there somewhere.

Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa

Nikon Coolpix P4

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