Love On The River Bank

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens mating

The air above the local river was alive with these Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens as they courted on the banks. I found this happy couple making a love heart. The male is the shiny blue one on the right, the golden-green female on the left.

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens female

After a few minutes the male flew off leaving the female behind in the sun.

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens female

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June 2018, local river, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

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