Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Damsels on Broads

There were some excellent insects about at the north end of Somerton Dyke near Martham Broad including Swallowtail butterfly. Among the many damselflies were these little crackers. The first two are a male Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum) and a superb female Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) of the form rufescens.

These next pics are two shots of the same female which I took to be a female Variable at the time but on closer inspection I think it must be a female Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella). Comments welcome.

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