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

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