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Damselfly ID please

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by gray1720, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Not my usual line of stuff, but this one presented itself somewhere so off the wall I had to take a photo (AND got it sharp hand held!) before we ushered it out of the house.

    Thanks! _DSC0051.jpg
  2. cliveva

    cliveva Well-Known Member

    hi, the nearest match to my field guide is a female Demoiselle Agrion (Calopteryx virgo), try googlieing that for further info.
  3. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    My guess is female common blue damselfly.
    Catriona likes this.
  4. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I suspect Martin has it as I think any metallis colour is an artefact of nuking the poor bugger with the flash at a few inches range.

    Either way you don't expect to find them on your net curtain! There's been several pairs in our garden the last few days, maybe Catriona's birdbath is attracting them?
  5. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Once again I can't disagree with Martin. I'm basing my agreement on the triangular marking on s8. It's not a coenagrion and it's certainly NOT a calopteryx. The calopteryx is absolutely unmistakable with very different wings to any other British Species. If I can quickly find one I'll post it below.

    Found one!



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