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Male and female Emerald Damselflies

By August 10, 2021Blog

Miles Leach has been enjoying Emerald Damselflies at a relatively new pond near the base of Brown Clee Hill. This photo shows beautifully the differences between male and females of this species. Whilst both insects are holding their wings at 45 degrees (hence the name spreadwings) the female has a noticeably broader abdomen than the male and has no blue pruinescens  or striking blue eyes that we see in the male.