Large Red Damselflies - Pyrrhosoma nymphula

large Red Damselflies, Pyrrhosoma nymphula

This damselfly, about 3cm long, was photographed at a local freshwater pond. The male is red and black/bronze - the female has various forms and in the form shown here has yellow under the abdomen and yellow hoops around the abdoment - the eyes are brownish/red in the female and red in the male. 
 
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