Wednesday, 30 May 2018

At The Waterfall.

The waterfalls close to the town of Nydri on the Greek Island of Lekada are a visitor attraction.However my reason for taking the hour long walk from the town was to see any large dragonflies that may be around the clear flowing pools.Unfortunately none were to be seen at least on that day.This was a disappointment as on my last visit three years ago there were several.
My only count of the day was one unidentified damselfly which gave me the slip and this male Beautiful Demoiselle which posed very nicely over a crystal clear pool.In this part of south east Europe this subspecies Calopteryx virgo festiva is present.The difference in this species in comparison to the species seen in the UK are the purple wings that completely cover the wing surface area.