British Wildlife

Trapped Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
Trapped Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

Trapped Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

I found this Male Banded Demoiselle and took some photographs of him thinking he was dead. He then started to struggle to get free of the spiders web. I couldn't leave such a beautiful insect to die even though he would provide a meal for a spider so I carefully freed him. He only took a moment to recover before flying off.
Ref:
2914
Date:
22/06/14
Location:
Loughborough Meadows
Photographer:
Mat Bingham