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01/06/2014 at 21:12

Hi all, I'm just about to look this one up on the web unless anyone knows what it is?  About 1.5 inches (4cm) long:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47773.jpg?width=303&height=350&mode=max

01/06/2014 at 21:24

http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/species/large-red-damselfly

I think its a large red damselfly Bob

The wings are totally amazing when that pic is enlarged

 

01/06/2014 at 21:38

Thanks nut!  They are really beautiful things but you have to be lucky to photograph one.  In the last 10 years or so I've only managed 3 shots of dragonfly-type things, but have seen lots which are always gone by the time I find the camera..

01/06/2014 at 21:41

I've managed a few dragonflies if they sat still long enough but never a damselfly. 

01/06/2014 at 21:42

I've been watching 5 pairs of blue damselflies laying eggs in pond today. I just can't keep track of their movements. Just too fast to see the markings. Beautiful.

01/06/2014 at 21:44

It's certainly a damselfly - the two pairs of wings are identical; in dragonflies they're different shapes.  Mayflies have three long 'tails' sticking out at the ...er...tail end.

Very similar to one on another thread earlier this evening.

01/06/2014 at 21:44

Those blue ones look as though they have internal lighting.

 

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