BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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SPREADWING DAMSELFLIES (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Spreadwings’ larger size distinguishes them from other damselflies; they aren’t as common either and seem to have a shorter lifecycle. While the smaller damselflies begin to appear in May, the spreadwings appear later in the season. I took the first photograph in mid summer, the second in September as the landscape began to take on a a fall feel. As with most things, we tend to prize the less common, but in this case I believe it’s because time is limited for capturing these lovely insects.

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16 thoughts on “SPREADWING DAMSELFLIES (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Wonderful photos, Belinda. Spreadwings are indeed, difficult to sneak up on. This looks like it might be a Slender Spreadwing, though dragonflies, damselflies and spreadwings are, for me, difficult at best to ID. Beautiful, beautiful photos!

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  2. Very nice shots–love the detail on the wings and their surroundings.

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  3. Delicate things – lovely!

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  4. Amazing detail, Belinda. Great shots.

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  5. I always find there is something always very special about damselfies, and your photographs certainly make them so. They are trully magnificent! The lighting and pin-sharp detail is exquisite!

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  6. They are beautiful. This summer I did some research to learn how to tell the difference between damsel flies and dragonflies.

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