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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!
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.
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It is a Male Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) an apt name and a beautiful picture to boot.. Well captured!
Not much more to say really.
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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I knew it was a beautiful damosielle and for some stupid reason wrote banded
Thanks again folks, I was rather pleased with these shots! :0D
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