Red Damselfy Drops By

This afternoon I happen to be lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. As I am on holiday this week, I was relaxing by my garden pond when I saw a Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) alight on a nearby plant. I grabbed my camera and got one shot off when it lifted off and dropped to the base of my Water Mint growing in the pond. To my surprise it looked like it was laying eggs at the base of the stem. It was there for a short while, then it shifted position to another stem to do the same thing.

Photographsย  taken of Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)ย  in June 2016, rear garden pond, Staffordshire. ยฉ Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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6 thoughts on “Red Damselfy Drops By

  1. Oh my gosh, this is one spectacularly beautiful species of damselfly! Although I’m not all that familiar with European odes, I have noticed there are some species that seem to be nearly identical to ones found in North America. Regrettably, we have no equivalent/similar species for this red beauty!

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