Monday, 3 May 2010

Hungry Blue-tailed Damselfly

Paul Mellows of Wellingborough sent in this photo of a rufescens form female Blue-tailed Damselfly consuming a crane fly. The Damselfly emerged from his pond on 27 April, making it the first record of this species in Northants. Its a great photo of our smallest dragonfly eating a meal that is at least as big as itself. Thanks for the record and excellent picture Paul!