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29 Feb

Large red Damselfly...

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Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

The Large Red Damselfly has a preference for well-vegetated sites and is found
on 
a variety of water bodies including ponds, lakes, rivers and canals.

Damselflies rest with their wings folded lengthways along their body
(unlike dragonflies, which rest with wings outspread).

During mating the male clasps the female by her neck while she bends her body around to his reproductive organs. 
The male is aggressive, fighting off other males entering his territory.

Food staple: Small insects snatched from vegetation.
Reproduction: Mid April until the end of August.
Life cycle: Two years .

 

Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

Large red Damselfly • Pyrrhosoma nymphula • Petite nymphe au corps de feu

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