Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2018

A thread for all you Odonata aficionados to post your photos of Damselflies and Dragonflies

It's been a late start to the season this year but I got my first one today - a female Banded Demoiselle. 

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Regards,Tony

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  • Great idea for a thread Tony and what a beauty to start it off with that stunning Banded Demoiselle;     although Jim and I saw a damselfly in the garden yesterday it had scooted off before Jim could reach for his camera.   Hopefully we'll get more sunshine and I'll keep a lookout for them.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    None here yet TJ I had a good look round this morning.

    Can you have a look at Silvana's photo and see if you know what it is

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    She's got some beauties today.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Could Sylvana's be a female Common Darter ... no expert but did have one in garden last year ID'd on here I think!

     

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Wow, she does take some superb photos and all with a bridge camera.

    I'd go for a female Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) but still learning. Don't know what the Dutch name is.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks Tony yep it looks like you are right according to the UK Dragonfly site.

    She certainly gets stunning shots with her camera.

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Nice one Tony.

    I've only seen a Large Red so far (no photo)

    Alan, I would say Sylvana's is an immature Black Tailed Skimmer - but do wait for others to confirm!

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  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Post crossed and we got similar conclusions!

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  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Thanks chaps looks like you've sorted it.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Although the immature male has similar markings I went for female because of the anal appendage.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    At least I got the same species as you! I bow to your knowledge re female: I find it difficult to differentiate between the two even from the ID pics for this (and some other) species unless maybe I see under the tail!

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