British Wildlife

Male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
Male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

Male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

The males set up territories along the river and patrol them. When a female flies past the males all chase after her. The males often land on the water for a few seconds and then take off to show her how strong they are and how suitable they would be as a mate.
Ref:
2908
Date:
12/07/13
Location:
River Soar
Photographer:
Mat Bingham