Beautiful 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 Beautiful Demoiselles have blue-green bodies and distinctive, dark, blue-black wings. The females have green bodies and a bronze tinge to their wings. They are often found on heathland.

Beautiful Demoiselle female - Welly woodland - 09.06.21. - Kat Dahl

Suggested Posts

Keeled Skimmer

This dragonfly prefers a habitat with water and acid peat, such as our SSSI, where they can be seen on the wing throughout the summer.

Read More »

Stag Beetle

This magnificent beetle is Britain’s largest and is, sadly, quite scarce now. The male’s huge ‘antlers’ are in fact overgrown mandibles (jaws) for courtship display and are generally too large and unwieldy for the beetle to be able to bite with them.

Read More »

Large Red Damselfly

This damselfly is usually the first to be seen in spring, in April or even late March. Males are mostly red, with black tails. Females are also red and black, with varying amounts of black, but always more than the males.

Read More »