During a trip to see what the tail end of Hurricane Katia had brought with it to Godrevy Point on the North Cornish coast this tatty Beautiful Demoiselle was seen struggling to fly against the wind along the top of … Read More
The last few weeks have seen large numbers of Blue-tailed Damselflies emerging from ponds. This juvenile male (above left) and teneral form male (above right) were just two of many sitting on low lying vegetation around ponds at Windmill Farm … Read More
Common Blue and Azure damselflies have been flying in numbers at various sites we’ve visited in Cornwall over the last few weeks. The first records were in April but numbers have built up gradually. Now the British summer seems to … Read More
There were several mature damselflies perched in the sun at Windmill Farm Nature Reserve on The Lizard in Cornwall last week including the Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) shown above and Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans). We were actually there hoping … Read More
Common name: Blue-tailed Damselfly Latin name: Ischnura elegans Family: Red and blue damselflies (Coenagrionidae) This photo: Lower Tamar Lake, Cornwall/Devon border Gallery: British Damselflies Related images:
Common name: Emerald Damselfly Latin name: Lestes sponsa Family: Emeralds ( Lestidae ) This photo Date: 10 July Location: Braunton Burrows, Devon Other photos Gallery: British Damselflies Related images:
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula). Click on the link to see the British Damselflies gallery.
Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum). Click on the link to see the British Damselflies gallery.
Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo). Click on the link to see the British Damselflies gallery.