Monday, 23 June 2014

The Southern and Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly

One of the main reasons for visiting the New Forest was of course to see the Southern Damselfly and Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly. They can be found in good numbers at Latchmore Brook and thankfully I was able to see them well and take a number of pleasing shots, despite the sun not making the best of appearances. I was particularly keen to see and photograph a male Southern Damselfly and the immature female orange form (aurantiaca) of the Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly. This despite some finding was as striking as I thought it would be and looked like a mini orange highlighter pen in the grass. A superb place which hopefully won't be too long until I make my next visit. A number of shots of both species are below.

Male Southern Damselfly 

Southern Damselflies in Tandem 

Southern Damselflies in Tandem  

Male Southern Damselfly

Male Southern Damselfly 

Southern Damselflies in Tandem  

Male Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly  

Female Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly  

Male Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly 

Immature Female Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly (aurantiaca) 

Immature Female Scarce Blue tailed Damselfly (aurantiaca)

5 comments:

  1. What a cracking looking Damsel that orange form of Scarce Blue Tail is! Brilliant images Marc!

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  2. More than beautiful, excellent photos Marc.

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  3. Mark.
    Well worth the trip, getting the photo's of the orange form damselfly that you wanted among others.

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  4. Sorry Marc for spelling your name wrong.

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    1. No problem Ken, thanks for your comment.

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