Sunday, 14 July 2013

Beautful Demoiselle

I have been looking for the Beautiful Demoiselle Damselfly around our local river in Tregeseal for two years,what used to be a common species seemed to have disappeared. Last year, the weather was so poor, with flooding scouring the river bed ,and low temperatures I had my doubts whether I would see them again locally. However yesterday I noticed a male guarding territory, so I entered the river to photograph it, a female arrived on the scene and they immediately went into their mating ritual .


 The mating wheel, Known as in tandem

 The female egg laying (ovipositing)


  1. Hi Sam.
    We noticed wet summers make a lot of difference,numbers seem to drop off.
    Well impressed with your set,spot on.

  2. Nice classy shots Sam, and the previous post as well.

  3. Great set of photos Sam.Lovely detail.