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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.