TL2212 : Damselfly at Lemsford Springs: Agrion splendens (male)

taken 3 years ago, near to Stanborough, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Damselfly at Lemsford Springs: Agrion splendens (male)
Damselfly at Lemsford Springs: Agrion splendens (male)
Sheltering in a reedbed on a dull, breezy May afternoon.

The two Agrion species commonly found in this country - A. virgo and A. splendens - are much larger than the other native damselfly species, and (to my eye at least) pretty conspicuous where present. I don't know what the official view is, but my impression is that Agrion numbers have increased over the last quarter-century - with occasional 'bumper' years.

Hugh Venables assures me that the insect in the picture is Agrion splendens.
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Sunday, 26 May, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 May, 2019
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Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 221 121 [100m precision]
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