Beautiful Demoiselle Damselfly
Often confused for a dragonfly, these giants of the damselfly world are hard to miss with their metallic blue and green colours.
- Males wait on riverbanks waiting for females and use their fluttering flight as a courtship display.
- You can see a larger than life sculpture of the female Beautiful Demoiselle at the North Yorkshire Waterpark.
- Damselflies wings are both the same size and shape, which taper where they attach to the body. Dragonflies, have different shaped fore and hind wings.