Moor Green Lakes Group

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Moor Green Lakes Photo Galleries

Main Gallery Bird Gallery Butterfly Gallery Dragonfly Gallery Event Gallery Old Workings Gallery

The following dragonfly pictures were taken on the Moor Green Lakes reserve. Identification is not guaranteed

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

Banded Demoiselle - Female Calopteryx splendens

Broadbodied chaser Libellula depressa

Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum

Mating - A sequence of photos showing a pair of common blues mating. Prior to mating - not shown - the male must pass sperm from his primary genitalia located on the 8th abdominal segment to his secondary genitalia located on the second abdominal segement. Then the male - in the photos on top in blue - grabs with female's thorax with his legs. The female then brings her genitalia located on her 8th segement to met the male's secondary genitalia, and the pair form a 'wheel' or 'heart' shape. Sperm is then transferred from the male to the female. After mating the female will then lay eggs in a process known as ovipositioning - not shown.


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