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Emerald Damselfly (female)

Lestes sponsa

Description:

L. sponsa mate in the usual dragonfly manner and will form tandem pairs away from water. Copulation lasts from 30–60 minutes and after mating they stay paired for egg-laying. The female usually lays eggs in submerged vegetation and whilst egg-laying the female can remain submerged for 30 min. The female pierces the tissue of aquatic plants and inserts her eggs.

Habitat:

Doode Bemde, Belgium.

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Aug 15, 2016
Submitted on Sep 4, 2017

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