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Some kind of Damselfly Nymph

Observed: 1st June 2010 By: rothervalleyjrrothervalleyjr’s reputation in Invertebratesrothervalleyjr’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Caught by the Junior Rangers in Pigeon Bridge Brook

Identifications
  • Damselfly Nymph
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    A Demoiselle (Calopteryx sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • RoyW
      British Dragonfly SocietyLondon Natural History Society
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    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Jonathan's picture

Have you seen any adults

Have you seen any adults around too? We have a key that you might like to look at here http://www.ispot.org.uk:8080/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=key...

And an easier one to minibeasts that you might find fun here: http://www.ispot.org.uk:8080/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=key...

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

RoyW's picture

One of the Demoiselles.

It's certainly the larvae of one of the Demoiselle species, which have a very distinctive shape once you get to know it. I can't clearly make out any features that would suggest one or the other though.

Jonathan's picture

Thanks, Roy. Just to be clear

Thanks, Roy. Just to be clear Demoisells are a group of damselflies.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)