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Star of the Month

Common Blue Damselfly - Brian Walker

Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum is a common species throughout the country and can occur in very large numbers at favoured sites.  The large numbers provide plenty of opportunities for photography to reveal the complex detail of a damselfly’s structure.   This male was perched, scanning the surroundings with his compound eyes, ready to dart out and grab a small insect that flew by.  

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