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Banded Demoiselle male (Calopteryx splendens) - Culm River, Cullompton, Devon - 13 July 2018

Banded Demoiselle male (Calopteryx splendens) - Culm River, Cullompton, Devon - 13 July 2018

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.

Flight Period: May (April) - August (September)

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Photo prise @ Stonyford le 13 juillet 2018 (© Dis da fi we / Flickr)

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 culm, river, cullompton, devon, banded, demoiselle, male, calopteryx, splendens
 

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