Females occur in many colour forms, but all have yellow bands around the abdominal segments. The last picture shows the empty exoskeleton left by the damselfly after metamorphosis.
It is a European damselfly. It inhabits ponds and dykes, and occasionally slow-moving rivers.
Lat: 50.96, Long: 4.32
Spotted on May 19, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012