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damselflies

common blue damselflies

this pair were mating in Bushy Park

Damselflies #1

This picture was taken, within one of the nature trails, provided by RSPB Lochwinnoch. located at the "dipping pond". Also found out this is part of there "Mating".

Damselflies, making little damselnymphs

This looks a little more comfortable. At least the female one has a place to rest her feets.

Damselflies copulating

Note the different eye-color of the female and male individual

damselflies

all my future nature photography will involve damselflies. tricky little buggers.

Slaty Skimmer

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Slaty Skimmer

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Calico Pennant

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Dragonfly moon

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Sympecma fusca (Lestidae) – Common Winter damselfly

This damselfly overwintera as an adult, hidden in the vegetation…. / Diese Kleinlibelle überwintert als ausgewachsenes Insekt (imago) versteckt im Schilf!

Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta (insects, Insekten)
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Odonata (Dragonflies & damselflies, Libellen & Jungfern)
Suborder: Zygoptera (damselflies, Kleinlibellen)
Superfamily: Lestoidea Calvert, 1901
Family: Lestidae (spreadwings, Teichjungfern)
Genus: Sympecma (Winterlibellen)
Sympecma fusca Vander Linden, 1820 (Common Winter Damselfly, Gemeine Winterlibelle)

Germany, Brandenburg, vic. Königs-Wusterhausen: Dubrow, 01.05.2013

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