Taken on 8th July 2007. This is the male.
The back view of the male.
Male face view.
The female, the tail is more clubbed and the black on the 9th segment curls down the edge of the blue.
On 8th July 2007, I waited for their return. One landed, the other landed, then the first one pounced! Next to me!
The male is on top, I think they were watching me!
They decided to get on with the job and ignore me. Snazzy eyes!
Male at the Horse Pond at Great Dixter (Christopher Lloyd's garden) in East Sussex, England. July 2003
Taken on 8th June 2008. A male over a small domestic pond, near Lincoln UK.
The male. The pterostigma is bi-coloured on the front wings of both male and female.
Mature male in my garden in SW France, June 2008
Female (form rufescens-obsoleta) laying eggs in the pond in my garden in SW France, June 2008
In silhouette the spine of the female, with which she cuts leaves to insert her eggs, can be clearly seen. SW France, August 2008
Another view of the female, showing her cryptic colouring which gives good camouflage while egglaying. SW France, August 2008.
An immature male, having green striped thorax instead of the electric blue of a mature specimen. SW France, August 2008.
Taken on 30th June 2008, on Iris seed pod over a pond, near Lincoln UK. This is the female, form "infuscans-obsoleta"
On 30th June 2008, form "infuscans-obsoleta", Lincoln UK
On 30th June 2008, Lincoln UK. Female of form "infuscans-obsoleta" laying eggs amongst Iris leaves in the pond.
On 27th July, female of form "infuscans-obsoleta" contemplating dinner.
7 minutes after contemplating dinner , the female of form "infuscans-obsoleta" is eating dinner, the snails baby!
On 3rd July, a female normal form.
On 3rd July 2008, female normal form laying eggs in a pond.
Laying eggs on a water lily leaf