Banded Damoiselle(Calopteryx Splendens)

A real jewel of an Odonata,mainly seen in large groups over or near to water

If you visit Brandon during the summer months and head for the river meadow,you’ll see swarms of these beauties in the long grass or over the water.Its a species that prolific where-ever its found

With the male being blue and the female green its easy to tell the sexes apart,though caught in the right light the female will look red or bronze

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