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

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

Damselfly at Lemsford Springs: Agrion splendens (female)
Damselfly at Lemsford Springs: Agrion splendens (female)
I was able to photograph both males and females. This is a female, somewhat cryptically coloured. The males were blue, with dark, smoky-looking wings: Link - altogether more conspicuous.

I know very little about damselflies, and initially identified the colony at Lemsford as Agrion virgo. Hugh Venables - who knows a lot more about damselflies than I do - assures me that this is A. splendens rather than A. virgo. My initial identification took into consideration habitat at Lemsford - clear water flowing over gravelly and sandy stream-beds - which might suggest A. virgo.

The site protected by Lemsford Springs nature reserve includes old watercress beds.
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Sunday, 26 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 May, 2019
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Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2218 1210 [10m precision]
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