Wordless Wednesday – Here be dragonflies

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

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Damselflies tend to settle with their wings parallel to their bodies

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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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