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Large Red Damselfly, male, emerged One of the earliest damsels to emerge. This young male emerged in our garden. In the background (out of focus) is the actual exuviae, stuck to a small twig. They must have crawled out of my mini pond. Surprising, as it&#039;s tiny and I figured it to be void of much prey.<br />
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As I found it, it was still preparing for its first ever flight, but my approach did speed it up, some minuted later it was gone.<br />
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Large Red Damselfly, male, emerged

One of the earliest damsels to emerge. This young male emerged in our garden. In the background (out of focus) is the actual exuviae, stuck to a small twig. They must have crawled out of my mini pond. Surprising, as it's tiny and I figured it to be void of much prey.

As I found it, it was still preparing for its first ever flight, but my approach did speed it up, some minuted later it was gone.

Large Red Damselfly, male, emerged - frontal Freshly emerged from our pond, details here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113656/large_red_damselfly_male_emerged.html Large Red Damselfly,Macro,Pyrrhosoma nymphula

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  1. Great shot Ferdy Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks, Niel! Posted one month ago

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The Large Red Damselfly ''Pyrrhosoma nymphula'' is a European damselfly. It is one of the first damselflies to emerge in the year.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 25, 2021. Captured Apr 24, 2021 11:52.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 50mm