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Red-Eyed Damselfly

Observed: 6th June 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Damselfly, no. 1. Little Paxton, 2012-06-06 006 reduced
Damselfly, no. 1. Little Paxton, 2012-06-06 002 reduced
Description:

Not far from water.

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I have to admit Simon, I have only seen them in their yellow phase (females), as they mature they do colour up, usually green but this one has gone blue / green but the lack of any antehumeral stripe must rule out other female damselflies.

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Thanks, Chris.

I'm beginning to think these little devils are playing a game with me! Wrong colour, no red eyes, and yet it's a Red-Eyed Damselfly. How much sense is there in that?
I haden't realised until the last couple of years how much variation there can be with creatures. I suppose it shouldn't be so much of a surprise really though; look at the dimorphism in Homo sapiens!