Mating Red and Blue Damselfies (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)


Mating Red & Blue Damselflies (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) are often seen perched on reeds near still water. The males greatly out number the female damselflies and are often seen trying to ‘steal’ the female from mating pairs.

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Canon EOS 1D Mk III, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens + Canon EF 2x II Extender, 1/1250, f6.3, ISO800, tripod 

by Jenni Horsnell, New South Wales