We recalled seeing a Beautiful Demoiselle on the nettles a year ago, and wondered whether one might appear. We did not have to wait long before a male caught our eye, with his iridescent wings ...
|Beautiful Demoiselle (male) Calopteryx virgo|
|I failed to catch a photo with the wings outstretched ...|
Just as we were preparing to head back to the car, our eyes alighted on this magnificent, shiny creature ... a female Beautiful Demoiselle. She flitted between the Rhododendron and the fronds of bracken.
|This male Blue-tailed Damselfly perched on some new woodwork.|
|The Stinging Nettles were alive with Green Nettle Weevils (Phyllobius viridiaeris).|
|The Cardinal Beetle preferred the Hawthorn.|