Thursday, 4 July 2013

Scarce Chasers on the River Avon in Worcestershire

June 30, 2013:
A hot sunny day provided ideal conditions for Scarce Chasers, which here are close to their northern British limit. The males are extremely territorial, returning to the same patch of riverside vegetation when disturbed. They can be inquisitive and will hover close whilst investigating an intruder. Males have a bright blue pruinesence on the abdomen whilst female are orange-brown.

Male Red-eyed Damselflies perched on lily-pads out in the river.

 There were also White-legged Damselflies and an enormous number of Banded Demoiselles.


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