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Large red damselfly, newly emerged It&#039;s a shame I was just too late to see this little one emerging, but excited all the same to now have two by my little pond. I must be doing something right!<br />
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Large red damselfly, newly emerged

It's a shame I was just too late to see this little one emerging, but excited all the same to now have two by my little pond. I must be doing something right!

Large red damselfly, newly emerged It's a shame I was just too late to see this little one emerging, but excited all the same to now have two by my little pond. I must be doing something right!<br />
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  1. How cool is this, to have in your backyard? Definitely doing something right! Posted 11 months ago
    1. It gets better Ferdy, I found 10 exuviae on the wall behind the pond, apparently it is unusual to have so many at such a small pond. Very happy! Posted 11 months ago
      1. If there's so many, it must also mean there's plenty to eat below the surface. I've read that the larvae have a huge appetite for pretty much anything moving. Christine was also experimenting with an aquarium and a single dragonfly larvae at everything lol. Posted 11 months ago
        1. I really don't know what they are eating, all I can see are a bunch of snails, but then the snails have laid a load of eggs, maybe them? Posted 11 months ago
          1. Hard to tell, but in general I think they eat anything :) This post has a great video in the comments:
            Toe-biter - Belostoma flumineum These bugs can inflict a really painful bite. This individual had a bunch of mites on it (red blobs), which I think are Eylais belostomatis, or a similar species.  <br />
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Habitat: Found in a small, woodland pond Belostoma,Belostoma flumineum,Geotagged,Spring,United States,aquatic bug,bug,giant water bug,toe-biter
            Posted 11 months ago
  2. Can you please add the geotag? Thanks :) Posted 11 months ago
    1. Oops! Thank you. Posted 11 months 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 Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded May 4, 2020. Captured May 4, 2020 10:03 in 53 Perowne Way, Sandown PO36 9BX, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/40s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm