Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Small Red-eyed Damselfly

High water levels and windy conditions have removed most floating vegetation from the Boathouse inlet where I first discovered these insects last year. As a result I've not seen any there this year but The Boardwalks nature reserve close by has some weedy ponds that are ideal and sure enough I found a few there yesterday. Today I went back to photograph them and there were about 30, many paired up and ovipositing.

Small Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma viridulum

Canon Powershot A640, male digiscoped using Leica APO77 20x

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