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Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) ♀ - possible

Observed: 1st June 2010 By: Phil ColesPhil Coles’s reputation in InvertebratesPhil Coles’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Damselfly, the Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens); 3 ♂ plus what I believe were 2 ♀. Two photographs of one female are included with this post; however, I have also sent them to iSpot ( for verification!

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Although this individual is

Although this individual is holding its wings in a manner suggesting an Emerald Damselfly, the white false pterostigma near the wingtips confirm that it is a Demoiselle.


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Thank you for your comments and id confirmation.

David: Thanks for the id type. Phil

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