Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

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Family Calopterygidae

Flight Period . The flight period is May to August.



The Banded Demoiselle is a most striking damselfly I. The male has a coloured metallic blue-green body with large, dark blue patches on its wings. It can often be mistaken for a day-flying moth or dark butterfly or over the water.

Mature males have awith a broad, dark band across the wings Females have a brilliant metallic green body and the wings are tinted green

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HabitatThis species s found on rivers, streams and drains of moderate to slow-flow that have marginal vegetation.and beds of silt

Similar SpeciesThe similar species, Beautiful Demoiselle - Calopteryx virgo, i