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Male Banded

By Terry L    
As a follow up to my previous post of a Female Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

Here is its mate the Male Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

The Banded Demoiselle is found on rivers, streams and canals with moderate to slow water flow over beds of silt or mud and with plenty of waterside vegetation.

Seasonality / Flight Period
Adults generally fly from mid-May to September.

Life Cycle
Mating lasts 1-2 minutes, after which the male will guard his female while she lays eggs into the leaves or stems of aquatic plants.

The eggs take about two weeks to develop and the hatching larvae will live underwater amongst roots or aquatic vegetation, usually for two years. The transformation process from larva to adult is called 'emergence' and the Banded Demoiselle larvae will crawl out of the water to emerge on shrubs and trees.

Tags: Kent Damselfly Damoiselle Sevenoaks Banded Wildlife and nature

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Superb image, lovely colour and detail.


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5 Jul 2014 9:34PM
Brilliant photo, Terry!. Wonderful details, colours, comp, pose and my fav type of background (nicely lit and totally diffused and undistracting, but with some different coloured greens and slightly darker tones).....fantastic!Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Jul 2014 3:53AM
A super image. Beautiful colour and great detail.
JohnoP 12 2
6 Jul 2014 1:23PM
Beautiful detail Terry! Smile John
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
6 Jul 2014 5:39PM
Superb capture Terry - gorgeous colour.
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
6 Jul 2014 5:44PM
A fine image to go with your previous upload Terry - good to see they are still to be found at the reserve…

clive burrow 14 71 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 1:33AM
Great work Terry

13 Jul 2014 9:18AM
Brilliant colours Terry, lovely detail in the Wings too.

John Smile
jovanovic 6 26 France
16 Aug 2014 10:53PM
I like this picture!
Colors, composition, diagonal, DOF ...
Thank you for your GEA, Terry! Grin Highly appreciate!
I wish you all the best.
DerekL 13 192 24 England
17 Aug 2014 9:37PM
Superb image, with lovely colours and detail Terry.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Aug 2014 11:33PM
A real corker Terry, such fabulous detail and colours captured

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