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Ovipositing
Comments(3) # Ovipositing london e17

...or egg-laying as it's also known. It's hard to believe that this pair of Large Red Damselflies probably only emerged from their aquatic larval stage two or three weeks ago and yet here they are laying the eggs that will provide us with future generations. The male is seen uppermost and holding on to the female as she lays the eggs onto vegetation just below the water. The eggs will hatch in about two or three weeks. Sometimes the female becomes far more deeply submerged and sometimes one or both get eaten by a waiting frog (as I showed you on the old blog a few years ago). PS: Somehow I seem to have missed the Damselfly mating shot so far but obviously I'll try to get one. Canon EOS 40D
150 mm
400 ISO
1/500 sec
f 8
Flash: Not Fired