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White-legged Damselfly form lactea

By July 15, 2021Blog

Julie Rogers has sent in more great photos taken near the canal at Whixall Moss. This immature female White-legged Damselfly (left) is really pale with barely any markings and referred to as form lactea. She will mature to a ‘washed-out’ green coloration as seen in the photo below where she can be directly compared with the male in this text book ‘love heart’ mating wheel.

Below right is a beautiful photo of Red-eyed Damselfly and far below is the striking male Black Darter seen on the moss itself.