Large Red Damselfly

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Large Male Red Damselfly 'family Coenagriidae' between 40-50mm. Female has more black on the abdomen, including a black line down the centre. legs are black with both sexes. It is one of the commonest damselflies and one of the first to appear in the spring. It flies April-September, inhabiting still and slow-moving water, including peat bogs.

This image was taken around my new pond.
To view the beauty of this Damselfly please see the larger image, it would be nice if you could leave a comment.



chriss35 - Sep 30, 2009 03:20 PM EDT
Many thanks to Bruce, Carol and Jas, for your kind comments on this image. I am so pleased you all enjoyed viewing it and the description. Chriss:)
Jas - Sep 17, 2009 03:15 PM EDT
Your pond must be maturing nicely Chriss. Nice shot of the damselfly and I love its colour.
shutterbug - Sep 15, 2009 07:03 PM EDT
Very Nice!!! Carol
Alfresco - Sep 15, 2009 02:57 PM EDT
Nice macro, and interesting description. Haven't seen one of these, that's really big for a damselfly. Bruce

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