Thursday, 6 June 2013


A short walk alongside the River Mole today produced a few sightings of our two resident species of Calopterygidea Demoiselles. These are fairly large damselflies with a metallic green or blue body and the males of both species have characteristic blue wings.

This is the male Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) where the dark brown-black wing pigment covers all of the wing.

On the male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) the dark blue-black wing pigment is a central band. In all other respects the males of both species are very similar. Unfortunately the females didn't get in front of the lens.   

You can view all the Dragonfly and Damselflies that I have photographed by clicking the link to my main blog page.  FAB.

Linking to N F Winged and Camera Critters.


  1. Excellent shots!! I've photographed these guys quite a few times myself.

  2. ah, my favourite! Have not seen any this year yet. It is such a beautiful demoiselle. :)

  3. Great shots! The metallic colours are amazing.

  4. Fantastic captures of these jewel-like creatures!

  5. I love these newer passion


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