Saturday 7 July 2012

Dancing damselflies

I popped into my local wildlife garden in the middle of the day taking advantage of the sunny, warm weather. The pond was busy with Azure Damselflies, Coenagrion puella, at least two males and a female. A pair adopted the mating position, with the male holding the female by the neck, and her curving her abdomen forward (above). Another male flew close to check them out, below. The pair then moved onto the water, where the female laid eggs well under the water, still being held by the male. As I don't have a proper pond, I don't get to see damselflies very often, so it was nice to watch these in action.
 Mating pair and watching second male
A resting male Azure Damselfly

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