Banded Demoiselle

Robert Abraham

Purmerend, Netherlands

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The Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens is a species of damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It is often found along slow-flowing streams and rivers. It is an Eurasian species occurring from the Atlantic coast eastwards to Lake Baikal and north-western China

This is a large damselfly with a total length of up to 48 mm and a hindwing length of up to 36 mm.

The male has translucent wings which each have a broad, dark iridescent blue-black spot (or band) across the outer part. On immature dragonflies the spot is dark brown. The body can be a metallic blue or blue-ish green.

The female has translucent, pale green iridescent wings with a white patch near the tip, and a metallic green body.

Vechtdal, Overijssel, Netherlands

Canon 7D, Sigma 150 mm macro lens

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