Large Red Damselfly


Pyrrhosoma nymphula – I saw three of these around the garden pond fluttering lazily in the sunshine before settling down again. I know they breed in the pond, as I have seen their larvae under the water.


Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula

© Peter Hillman ♦ 25th April 2020 ♦ Rear garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


14 thoughts on “Large Red Damselfly

  1. Those huge golden eyes are really something! I see that others you’ve presented have darker eyes, similar to the shade of the abdomen–do they darken as they age, or is there a gender difference?

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    1. This one may have emerged from the pond so is relatively fresh, so perhaps that is why the eyes are paler as you say.

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