Wordless Wednesday – Here be dragonflies


This year’s first visitor: a female Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula. (Females are more variable in colour).


Damselflies tend to settle with their wings parallel to their bodies


Crazy eyes!

For more information on Uk dragonflies and damselflies see:

Link to info on British damselflies  and

Chris Brooke’s Identification Guide to UK dragonflies



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9 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Here be dragonflies

  1. Simply amazing images, the colours and details are incredible.

    • Did you ever play the game called Beetle Drive? ‘Cos that is what dragonsflies remind me of: lots of complex bits and pieces slotted together.

      • Oh my goodness, yes, long, long ago, I seem to recall a New Year’s Eve game of what I think was called ‘Cooties’ with a friend’s set of Cambridge PhD Botanists’ come housemates. We, the non-botanists, were not surprised to find we lost rather badly.

  2. Julie says:

    Beautiful photographs Allison, we haven’t yet seen any at home, but I love when they fly through as they are such an exciting visitor.

    • I love it when the first damselflies arrive. They are my favourites, because they are a whir of flickering rainbow colours on the wing and herald summer. (Dragonflies, in contrast, are so purposeful and noisy as they patrol the pool and hedges)

  3. susurrus says:

    Love these pictures – and the title!

  4. Chloris says:

    Great post and photos. You feel summer is here when you see these beautiful creatures about.

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