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Small red-eyed Damselfly | by BITH*
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Small red-eyed Damselfly

Dragonfly and damselflies have been hard to come by this summer. So it was a delight to find this male Small Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma viridulum) in Holland. Although it has rapidly colonised the southeast of England from the continent in the last decade or so, it is a species that i have never seen before.

 

(As I don't have my field guides with me, thanks to David Kitching for confirmation of the id!)

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Taken on July 24, 2012