Sunday, 27 May 2018

Damselfly

We've seen damselflies in the greenhouse before, but this one is interesting as it's just emerged from the water and moulted its final skin to go from an aquatic nymph to a flying insect.
I'm guessing it emerged from our little pond as the skin hasn't quite been shaken off yet.
Looking at the British Dragonfly Society website I would suggest that this particular damselfly is a Ischnura elegans or Blue Tailed Damselfly - but I may be being fooled by that blue tail :-)

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