Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Emerald Isle

The Emerald Damselfly it seemed, had a successful season in 2012 on the Isle of Wight,at least at the locations I visited.Numbers of this species were up on the previous year.It is a very attractive damselfly and appears somewhat later than most other damselflies,in the late summer.

Eggs are normally laid into the stems of emergent plants eg rushes and they do not hatch until the following spring.The larva grow quickly and emerge after 2-3 months.The final photograph here is of an immature male.

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