Friday, 9 July 2010

Emerald Spreadwing Damselfly

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The Emerald Spreadwing Damselfly(Lestes elatus) is a medium sized damselfly, having a brown body, with green thoracic stripes on the upper side.

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Their wing spots are black. The female is very similar to the male, but it is paler and the iridescent green is not as prominent.

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These damselflies sit among plants, with their wings open. They are weak fliers but are very alert and are difficult to approach.


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