Banded Demoiselle. Flight period late May to late August. Along with the Beautiful Demoiselle, the Banded Demoiselle is Britain's largest Damselfly. Likes slow moving water with muddy bottom. fairly approachable to photograph
Large Red Damselfly. Flight period late April to mid August. The first Damselfly of the year and usually very approachable.
Small Red Damselfly. Flight period late May to early September. A beautiful looking insect and very approachable.
Large Red-eyed Damselfly. Flight period late May to mid August. Mature males have dark ruby red eyes. Quite approachable.
Small Red-eyed Damselfly. Flight period July to mid September. Only discovered in Britain in 1999. Likes to sit on floating vegetation on the water. Quite approachable
Common Blue Damselfly. Flight period May to early September. One of the most abundant British Damselflies. The bluest of the blue and black Damselflies and very approachable.
Blue-tailed Damselfly. flight period mid May to early September. Very approachable.
Variable Damselfly. Flight period mid May to early August. Another very approachable one.
Azure Damselfly. Flight period mid May to late August. very approachable.
White-legged Damselfly. Flight period late May to mid August. Very approachable.
Emerald Damselfly. My favourite of the Damselflies. Flight period early July to mid August. A stunning insect when seen in the right light. Mature males have a brilliant emerald green head, powder blue eyes and a long slender metallic green body. Very approachable.
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