Photo: M. Randall

Photo: M. Randall
Photo: M. Randall

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tricky female damselflies!

Gwyn and Sue Hiatt have been out enjoying the challenges of female damselflies at Newport Canal. Three lovely pics seen below all showing the same species Blue-tailed Damselfly:



 
The first 2 show the immature female form called 'rufescens' which will mature to a pale brown thorax and dull brown segment 8. The last pic shows 1 of the mature female forms called 'typica'.
NB. If you ever see a bright orange female this could be a very important find- a female Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly.

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