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Banded Demoiselle

Calopteryx splendens

Description:

Only two species of damselfly in Britain have obviously coloured wings. They both belong to the genus Calopteryx. In this species the wings of the mature male have a dark blue-black band across the central portion and those of the female are iridescent pale-green. The body colour is metallic blue-green in the male and green with a bronze tip in the female. The flight is fluttering, butterfly-like and the male often perform a fluttering display flight in front of females.

Habitat:

Often found along slow-flowing streams and rivers.

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Stephen Wain
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Stephen Wain

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 15, 2019
Submitted on May 15, 2019

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