Azure damselflies coupling
Male and female azure damselflies (Coenagrion puella). The male is the damselfly in front; the difference in the colouration of the sexes is clearly visible. Like other damselflies, they may remain in tandem like this for some time after mating, even while flying. These damselflies are pictured on Alchemilla mollis.
Technical Information: Photographed with a Minolta Dimage Z1.|
Copyright Richard Burkmar 2004. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use this image for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment. School pupils, students, teachers and educators are invited to use and reproduce the image freely. The photographer should be credited where practicable. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.|
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