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RF- Bannded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), resting on buttercup, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall/Devon border, UK. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Ross  Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / RF- Bannded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), resting on buttercup, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall/Devon border, UK. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Western clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) close up of female, Groot Schietveld, Wuustwezel, Belgium, May.  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Western clubtail (Gomphus pulchellus) close up of female, Groot Schietveld, Wuustwezel, Belgium, May.
Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, dew covered, early morning light, Denmark Farm, Lampeter, Wales, UK. June 2011.  -  Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Four-spotted chaser {Libellula quadrimaculata} dragonfly, dew covered, early morning light, Denmark Farm, Lampeter, Wales, UK. June 2011.
Red-winged / Red-veined Darter Dragonfly (Sympetrum fonscolombii) male clasping stem of Juncus Rush. Polychnitos hot springs Lesbos / Lesvos, Greece, August.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Red-winged / Red-veined Darter Dragonfly (Sympetrum fonscolombii) male clasping stem of Juncus Rush. Polychnitos hot springs Lesbos / Lesvos, Greece, August.
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Broad bodied chaser dragonfly (Libellula depressa) just after take off, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Broad bodied chaser dragonfly (Libellula depressa) just after take off, UK
Female emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) laying eggs at the edge of a pond. Cornwall, UK.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Female emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) laying eggs at the edge of a pond. Cornwall, UK.
Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) in flight over Plantain flowers, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) in flight over Plantain flowers, UK
Male Keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) in flight, Holt Lows CP, Norfolk, England, August  -  Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Male Keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) in flight, Holt Lows CP, Norfolk, England, August
Emperor dragonfly {Anax imperator} having just emerged from nymph stage. North Cornwall, UK. June  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Emperor dragonfly {Anax imperator} having just emerged from nymph stage. North Cornwall, UK. June
Paired blue-tailed damselflies (Ischnura elegans) backlit, Lower Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK. June.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Paired blue-tailed damselflies (Ischnura elegans) backlit, Lower Tamar Lake, Cornwall, UK. June.
Four spotted libellula dragonfly covered with dew {Libellula quadrimaculata} Kalmthoutse Heide, Belgium  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Four spotted libellula dragonfly covered with dew {Libellula quadrimaculata} Kalmthoutse Heide, Belgium
Banded demoiselle reflected in water surface, UK  -  Chris Packham
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Chris Packham / Banded demoiselle reflected in water surface, UK
Compound eyes of Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Compound eyes of Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) UK
RF- Two Small red damselflies (Ceriagrion tenellum) covered in morning dew. Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August . (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Ross  Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / RF- Two Small red damselflies (Ceriagrion tenellum) covered in morning dew. Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August . (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Mating pair of Azure damselflies (Coenagrion puella) on Plantain (Plantago sp) Lagadin region, Lake Ohrid, Galicica National Park, Macedonia, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Maitland
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Maitland / Mating pair of Azure damselflies (Coenagrion puella) on Plantain (Plantago sp) Lagadin region, Lake Ohrid, Galicica National Park, Macedonia, June 2009
Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)  Dorset, UK, June  -  Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) Dorset, UK, June
RF- Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), resting on dew covered reed, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall/Devon border, UK. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Ross  Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / RF- Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), resting on dew covered reed, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall/Devon border, UK. May. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Misty morning with dragonfly silhouetted in dawn light, on lake, Estonia  -  Sven Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Misty morning with dragonfly silhouetted in dawn light, on lake, Estonia
Portrait of Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna) nymph. Europe, September.  -  Jan Hamrsky
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Jan Hamrsky / Portrait of Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna) nymph. Europe, September.
Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) nymph on plant stem, Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve, a rewilding Europe Area, Salamanca, Castilla y Leon, Spain  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Muñoz
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Muñoz / Emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator) nymph on plant stem, Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve, a rewilding Europe Area, Salamanca, Castilla y Leon, Spain
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Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult emerging from pupal case, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 2/5  -  Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult emerging from pupal case, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 2/5
Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult emerging from pupal case, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 3/5  -  Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult emerging from pupal case, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 3/5
Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult newly emerged from pupal case, before wings have expanded, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 4/5  -  Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult newly emerged from pupal case, before wings have expanded, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 4/5
Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult emerging from pupal case, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 5/5  -  Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense) adult emerging from pupal case, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK, sequence 5/5
Halloween pennant dragonfly  (Celithemis eponina) male at rest, Martin Dies Jr. State Park, Texas, USA, June  -  John Abbott
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John Abbott / Halloween pennant dragonfly (Celithemis eponina) male at rest, Martin Dies Jr. State Park, Texas, USA, June
Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), silhouette of male on reed, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall, UK. June.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), silhouette of male on reed, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall, UK. June.
Misty morning with reflections on lake and dragonfly hanging from sedge, Estonia  -  Sven Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Misty morning with reflections on lake and dragonfly hanging from sedge, Estonia
Common Darter Dragonfly {Sympetrum striolatum} female, close-up of compound eyes, Surrey, England.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Common Darter Dragonfly {Sympetrum striolatum} female, close-up of compound eyes, Surrey, England.
Common darter dragonfly (Sympetrum striolatum) in flight, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Common darter dragonfly (Sympetrum striolatum) in flight, UK
Portrait of Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna) nymph. Europe, August.  -  Jan Hamrsky
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Jan Hamrsky / Portrait of Darner Dragonfly (Aeshna) nymph. Europe, August.
Close-up head portrait of Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) showing compound eye, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Close-up head portrait of Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) showing compound eye, UK
Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly (Orthetrum cancellatum), Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK  -  Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Black-tailed skimmer dragonfly (Orthetrum cancellatum), Westhay SWT reserve, Somerset Levels, England, UK
Emperor dragonfly {Anax imperator} male in flight, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Emperor dragonfly {Anax imperator} male in flight, UK
Emperor dragonfly {Anax imperator} silhouette seen through leaf. Cornwall, UK  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Emperor dragonfly {Anax imperator} silhouette seen through leaf. Cornwall, UK
Digital composite - Sequence showing Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) emerging from nymphal case on reed to adult damselfly. Broxwater, Cornwall, England, UK. May 2010.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Digital composite - Sequence showing Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) emerging from nymphal case on reed to adult damselfly. Broxwater, Cornwall, England, UK. May 2010.
Brown hawker dragonfly (Aeshna grandis) with morning dew, clinging to lichen-covered twig, UK  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Brown hawker dragonfly (Aeshna grandis) with morning dew, clinging to lichen-covered twig, UK
Red-veined darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) at rest, Alentejo, Portugal, October  -  Robin Chittenden
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Robin Chittenden / Red-veined darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) at rest, Alentejo, Portugal, October
Common darter dragonfly male landing on flower. Digital composite, UK.  -  Kim Taylor
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Kim Taylor / Common darter dragonfly male landing on flower. Digital composite, UK.
Yellow winged darters hanging from reed stem, Belgium, Europe  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Yellow winged darters hanging from reed stem, Belgium, Europe
Blue tailed damselfly {Enallagma cyathigerum} Silhouetted. Cornwall, UK.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Blue tailed damselfly {Enallagma cyathigerum} Silhouetted. Cornwall, UK.
Two Beautiful demoiselles (Calopteryx virgo), River Char, Charmouth, Dorset, England, UK  -  Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Two Beautiful demoiselles (Calopteryx virgo), River Char, Charmouth, Dorset, England, UK
Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) soon after hatching, Germany, June  -  Florian Möllers
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Florian Möllers / Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) soon after hatching, Germany, June
Broad bodied chaser dragonfly just emerged from nymphal case {Libellula depressa} Cornwall, UK  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Broad bodied chaser dragonfly just emerged from nymphal case {Libellula depressa} Cornwall, UK
Beautiful damselfly (Agrion / Calopteryx virgo) female, resting on leaf, England, UK, May  -  Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Beautiful damselfly (Agrion / Calopteryx virgo) female, resting on leaf, England, UK, May
Bannded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) covered in dew, resting on reed, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall/Devon border, UK. May  -  Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Bannded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) covered in dew, resting on reed, Lower Tamar Lakes, Cornwall/Devon border, UK. May
Banded demoiselle male {Calopteryx splendens} Belgium  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Banded demoiselle male {Calopteryx splendens} Belgium
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