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Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum ) with prey (flesh fly, Sarcophagidae ), made with magnification factor 2 and f/16 using the Canon 40D and the Canon MP-E 65mm/f2.8.

The Common Blue Damselfly or Northern Bluet (Enallagma cyathigerum) is a European damselfly. The species can reach a length of 32 to 35 mm. It is common in all of Europe, except for Iceland. During mating, the male clasps the female by her neck while she bends her body around to his reproductive organs – this is called a mating wheel. The pair flies together over the water and eggs are laid within a suitable plant, just below the surface. The eggs hatch and the larvae, called nymphs, live in the water and feed on small aquatic animals. Nymphs climb out of the water up a suitable stem to moult into damselflies (source: Wikipedia).

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