Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)

Adult Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) at Geddington, Northants - June 2010

OTHER NAMES: Large Red Damsel
Length: 33-36mm 
Wingspan: 44-48mm
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Least Concern

Does what it says on the tin - it is the larger of the UKs two red damselflies - and can be recognised by its size and the bronze patch on its back. Relatively common, although not so much as the common blue.

Related Species: 
Order: Odonata
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Pyrrhosoma
SUBSPECIES: None - monotypic

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A fairly common resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington

Further Notes: 
RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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