Saturday, 24 July 2010

Emerald Damselflies

With all the excitement about Southern Emerald Damselflies, I thought I would look at some of our local normal Emerald Damselflies. Despite the cloudy conditions, we found several oviposting pairs. Interestingly, they were egg laying in spike rush stems quite some distance from the water, presumably to allow the stems to die back over winter and provide some protection until the eggs hatch in the spring.