A large, active, deep red damselfly with black legs and a bronze-black top to the thorax which has broad red or yellow stripes.
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Encyclopedia of British Damselflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Emerald Damselfly||Lestes sponsa||
This damselfly is metallic green. The male develops a blue pruinescence on segments 1, 2, 9 and... more
|Scarce Emerald Damselfly||Lestes dryas||
The Scarce Emerald Damselfly is a medium sized metallic green insect that usually rests with its... more
|Banded Demoiselle||Calopteryx splendens||
Only two species of damselfly in Britain have obviously coloured wings. They both belong to the... more
|Dainty Damselfly||Coenagrion scitulum||
Both sexes appear yellowish when viewed from the underside. The pale brown pterostigma is longer... more
|Norfolk Damselfly||Coenagrion armatum||
At first glance, both sexes resemble Blue-tailed Damselfly rather than other Coenagrion species... more