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Old Aug 5, 2008, 9:01 PM   #1
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I caught some interesting behavior (at least I thought it was interesting but I am probably not normal) by two mating damselflies recently. I have a few photos of mating damsels already but in the past it appeared both halves of the couple were cooperating. In this case the blue (male) damsel had a deathgrip on the female but could not convince her to lift off with him. The harder he struggled to get airborne the tighter she held on. It was kind of comical.


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Old Aug 5, 2008, 9:03 PM   #3
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I found this National Geographic article that seemed to explain the female's reluctant behavior to some extent:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...gay_flies.html

Thanks for looking,
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Old Aug 6, 2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Well, I don't know about that explanation, but it obviously is a Damsel in Distress! :G Sharp shots, Tim.
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