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NonEntity1 Aug 5, 2008 10:01 PM

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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.

NonEntity1 Aug 5, 2008 10:01 PM

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NonEntity1 Aug 5, 2008 10:03 PM

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I found this National Geographic article that seemed to explain the female's reluctant behavior to some extent:

Thanks for looking,

penolta Aug 6, 2008 12:33 PM

Well, I don't know about that explanation, but it obviously is a Damsel in Distress! :G Sharp shots, Tim.

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