Dragonflies and damselflies to be found around Torphins Wood

Coenagrion puella, the Azure damselfly or Pond damselfly

Coenagrion pluella, damselfly adult just emerged from the water

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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Golden-ringed dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii

golden-ringed dragonfly adult

Nymphs found in acidic moorland streams, adults usually nearby. Adults fly May - Sep.

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Lestes sp., damselfly nymph

Damselfly nymph, Lestes sp. found in a cold water aquarium

Found in a garden pond.

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