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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Damselfly number two. Azure damselfly. Coenagrion puella

Having got excited about the discovery of a Damselflies in our new pond (12 months old now)  described in my last post then we had another new arrival. This time it appeared clinging to a stem of a pond plant  and looked very new having just  emerged from its nymphal cast which was also close by. It appeared in the sunlight to be  translucent and almost colourless. I've been advised that the colour takes time to develop and that it is likely to be an Azure damselfly. Here is the photo I manged to get leaning over the side of the pond to get close enough.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:49 pm

    I have reported 2 sightings of colourless damselflies in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales to the local Radnorshire Wildlife Trust. Never seen before. Likewise told it might be a new emergent, but the wings were fully inflated and had flown far from the nearest pond. Wonder if it is an environmental phenomenon. Thought they may be 'colourless' large red damselflies.