Banded Demoiselle

The demoiselles are relatively large damselflies and have a graceful flight like that of a butterfly. They are particularly sensitive to pollution, so their presence here is very encouraging. The male Banded Demoiselles have blue-green bodies and distinctive, broad, dark blue bands across their wings. The females have green bodies and a green tinge to their wings. They prefer open water and meadows.

Banded Demoiselle female - SSSI - 22.06.20 - Kat Dahl

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