Saturday, 14 May 2011

Large red damselfly

I have noticed many large red damselflies emerging from the pond. After spending 2 years as a larvae, they climb up the stalks of pond plants in the spring. Once a safe distance above the water level they split out of their larvae.
At first they are pale cream. As they dry out they also start to colour up and after a few hours they fly for the first time.

This one flew into our conservatory

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