Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Dudmaston - Small red-eyed Damselfly up close

I'd booked a second visit to Dudmaston, just in case! Given more good weather, I was hoping for more insects and maybe some close ups away from the water of Small Red-eyed Damselfly? I certainly managed the latter, here's some of the highlights...

Starting those aptly named 'tomato red' eyes!

This male just warming up for the acrobatics by doing a handstand?

Then a nice clean background for some portraits...

Had to be a close up to finish?

It's hard to imagine that this species has only been detected as resident in the county for the past two years. If Dudmaston is anything to go by and there are other locations, the future looks assured :-)