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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Does twelve constitute a swarm?

Around one bush at Rainham Marshes RSPB yesterday, I found a group of about a dozen male Small Red-eyed Damselflies (Erythromma viridulum) perching on the leaves and flying around. They all seemed to choose the down-wind side of the bush, which made photography a little easier!

Small Red-eyed Damselfly - Erythromma viridulum

There was one female, but the males weren't paying her any attention.