LOCAL DAMSELFLIES SPECIES

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Although closely related and sharing similar lifecycles, damselflies are distinguishable from Dragonflies by their smaller size and weak fluttering flight. Also, most species hold their wings along the length of their body when resting. A list of species that can be found within the Stour Area and a slide show of them are below....

 

Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella)

Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx  virgo)

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum)

 

 

Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa)

Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrahosoma nymphula)

Variable Damselfly(Coenagrion pulchellum)

White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes)