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Beautiful Demoiselle


Beautiful Demoiselle
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Copyright: Euthymios Iv (euthiv) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 81] (470)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon DSLR D70, AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-02 0:29
Viewed: 3398
Points: 4
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Calopteryx virgo, male

The Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) is a European damselfly. It is often found among fast-flowing waters.
Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Calopterygidae
Subfamily: Calopteryginae
Genus: Calopteryx
Species: C. virgo
Binomial name Calopteryx virgo
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Identification
The male has dark brown-black wingtips with blue veins. Immature insects often have much paler, browner wings. They have metallic blue-green bodies and blue-green eyes.
The female has dark brown iridescent wings, a white patch near the tip of the wings and a metallic green body with a bronze tip of the abdomen.
Eggs and larvae
Females lay up to 300 eggs at a time on emergent or floating plants, often on water-crowfoot. Like the Banded Demoiselle, they often submerge to do so. The eggs hatch after around 14 days. Again, like the Banded Demoiselle, the larva is stick-like with long legs and develops over a period of two years in submerged vegetation, plant debris or roots. They usually overwinter in mud or slime.
Behaviour
Males are territorial, perching in bankside plants and trees. They chase passing insects, often returning to the same perch. Males can stray well away from water, females live away from water unless egg-laying or seeking a mate."
(From Wikipedia)


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hello Euthymios, very good macro, perfect colours...
thanks
kind regards
chris

πολυ καλες λεπτομερειες και ειδικα στο ματι :)
το πρασινο νομιζω πως κιτρινιζει πολυ...

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