quite a way from the river, up with the hoverflies among the umbellifers and elder
No interactions present.
The wings are green but clear and lack the bronze hue of the very similar female Beautiful Demoiselle.
I see you used my website for ID, did you find it useful ?
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
My Flickr site - www.flickr.com/photos/ceb1298
yes, very useful. An obvious go-to guide. I found this on my second attempt, having noticed the Beautiful Demoiselle but not straight away the female Banded. I wondered, is that 'all' the brit damselflies there in your gallery, or the most frequent?
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It's all the common ones plus a few rarer ones but there are some still to get but I'll have to travel to Scotland to get those probably.
Female banded demoiselle for sure. I saw my first male of the year today; is it me, or are the damselflies and dragonflies late this year?
Depends how old you are! I can remember in the last decades of the previous century that Mid May was about the time when things dragonfly wise in Ireland, started in a good year. So things are late this year compared to recent experience, but also early on a scale of decades. But everything will catch up, the spring species will have to appear but perhaps in a more concentrated period.
Lat/Lng: 51.5559, -0.0242
OS grid ref: TQ370859