Emerald Damselfly

A male Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) on pond side reeds.

Two different views, showing how this damselfly may sometimes appear as a beautiful bronze colour.

Also note how this damselfly holds its wings out at 45 degrees when resting, most damselflies fold their wings at rest.

The male develops the blue coating (pruinescence) on his front & rear sections.

A male Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) on pond side reeds.
A male Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) on pond side reeds.
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Credit: AnnMarie Jones
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • Caption: A male Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) on pond side reeds.
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Keywords: Animal, Arthropoda, Insect, Invertebrata, Natural History
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Title: Emerald Damselfly

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