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And now I have the set – a banded demoiselle!

Today I took my camera on my dog walk, and decided to try to get a banded demoiselle photo by the river. The banded demoiselles seem more skittish than the beautiful demoiselles – every time I raised the camera the one I was looking at would fly off in a flurry of beautiful four-spot winged …

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In the garden this morning… a demoiselle!

In May, out walking with my dog, I see these exquisite damselflies, the demoiselles, dancing in the sun and dappled shadows of the river margins. There are two varieties – these Beautiful Demoiselles, Calopteryx virgo and Banded Demoiselles, Calopteryx splendens – we are lucky to have both of them. This morning whilst writing, behind the computer outside …

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