British Wildlife

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

Male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

This male would settle on floating debris in the river. At the time the river was in spate but this didn't deter him from chasing off other males and protecting his territory even though his perches were continually floating down the river.
Ref:
2905
Date:
19/07/13
Location:
River Soar
Photographer:
Mat Bingham