Dragonflies and damselflies to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods.
Damselfly nymph, Lestes sp. found in a cold water aquarium

Lestes sp., damselfly nymph

Found in a garden pond.

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Coenagrion pluella, damselfly adult just emerged from the water

Coenagrion pluella, the Azure damselfly or Pond damselfly

Found in ditches and garden ponds.

Adult wingspan 41 mm, body length 33 mm.

Adults fly from May to August, never very far from water.

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