Sunday, 5 July 2009

Friday, 3 July 2009

Common Blue Damselflies mobbing an Ovipositing Emperor, 1st July

Several Common Blues constantly mobbed this egg laying Emperor. Sometimes they would score a direct hit by landing on her back and biting her which would usually cause her to take flight before returning to egg lay.

In the last photo you can see the Damselfly biting the Emperor's abdomen.