Thursday, 16 June 2011

Just a few Damsels.

To keep the blog ticking over while we are away here are a few of the different Damselflies that I have seen during May into early June.
Azure (Coenagrion puella) - a teneral male.


 Common Blue (Enallagma cyathigerum) - Male.

Common Blue (Enallagma cyathigerum) - Male.

Emerald (Lestes sponsa) - Immature female.

Emerald (Lestes sponsa) - Female.

Blue-tailed (Ischnura alegans) - Immature female probably form violacea
This form can mature into into either the andromorph with male-like blue colouring or into infuscans-obsoleta with a brownish thorax according to my field guide.

White-legged (Platycnemis pennipes) - immature (f. lactea phase).

Please feel free to correct me if you feel any of the ID's are incorrect.

N.B. This is a scheduled post and I will respond to comments when we return from Cumbria.   FAB.

12 comments:

  1. Just a few beautiful shots Frank! Excellent and nice variety. Iðd love to see them around but for that the climate changes ahve to be bigger than that ;-)

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  2. These are exceptional and the one of the Blue-tailed near the bottom, is exquisite detail of the wings. Have a great journey~

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  3. These are top notch Frank,stunning.
    john.

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  4. Hi Frank...amazing creatures aren't they.
    I love seeing them soar over an open field or land on the reed at the pond near by!!
    Love the blue one, and all those great patterns and colors!!

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  5. Love that blue one too. Amazing photos.

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  6. Finally catching up with the backlog. great shots of the white admiral - one of my favourite british butterflies.

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  7. you have had some truly beautiful photographs in these last posts. Like TonyC, I am cataching up and very much enjoying it!

    cheers,
    Wilma

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  8. Lovely photos Frank. I just wish there were some round here. They are conspicuous by their absence this year!

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  9. Fantastic shots of the damsels. Love the blue colored one.

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  10. Great images as always. I hope you're having a good trip.

    Lois

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  11. great stuff again Frank.... I must practice my macro stuff soon.

    Dave (Bfb)

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  12. Wow! Just beautiful. I've just resolved to start learning dragonflies and damselflies. Gotta get a field guide and then I'm going to concentrate on id's. I doubt if I'll be able to take photos even a fraction as good as yours, though.
    Kay

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