Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Copper Demoiselle)

Stunningly beautiful demoiselles from the Mediterranean, in our case from the Peau de Meau and Maussane-les-Alpilles in Provence. We also found them in Spain early in 2013. Quite unmistakable, certainly in the case of the male.

Id Notes

  • ♂ – metallic purple/bronze body
  • ♂ – mostly dark brown wings but with a clear patch near the wing root
  • ♀ – metallic green/bronze body with very narrow antehumeral stripes
  • ♀ – clear wings with white pseudo-pterostigma; hind-wing usually with darker tip
male
female
ovipositing in cop

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