Day 216/19. A Banded Demoiselle
A morning stroll along the Itchen Navigation Canal saw me spot this male Banded Demoiselle.The Banded Demoiselle is a large damselfly that lives along the edges of slow-flowing rivers and canals, still ponds and lakes, and among lush, damp vegetation. Its common name is derived from the distinctive 'fingerprint' mark on the males' wings. Banded Demoiselle males are very territorial, performing fluttering display flights to win over females. They are on the wing from May to August.