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Demoiselle Damselfly

Observed: 10th September 2011 By: Rae WeaverRae Weaver’s reputation in Invertebrates
Metallic Blue Damselfly
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Rae Weaver's picture

Thanks for your help with the

Thanks for your help with the ID there guys. I did manage to come up with one whilst uploading but forgot to delete the ID notes that I had typed in!

chrisbrooks's picture

ID Information - Male Beautiful Demoiselle

The males body is a metallic blue / green; the wings veneration is very strong in both sexes. The wing pigmentation diminishes at the root and occasionally at the tip. The wing colour varies with the amount of available sun light from iridescent blue to dark black / brown.

LordMuzzy's picture

It is a Male Beautiful

It is a Male Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) an apt name and a beautiful picture to boot.. Well captured!


Francine's picture

These really are beautiful

Not much more to say really.

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Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo

You have used Banded Demoiselle with the Binomial for the Beautiful demoselle , since it is the Scientific name that is important you are technically correct on the first attempt The Banded Damsel is Calopteryx splendens which you may be getting confused with


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pirayaguara's picture

I knew it was a beautiful

I knew it was a beautiful damosielle and for some stupid reason wrote banded

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Thanks again folks, I was

Thanks again folks, I was rather pleased with these shots! :0D