Following on from the magnificent session with the Pearl-bordered Fritillary it was then on to the River North of Alfriston hoping for some Banded Demoiselles. Both these and the Beautiful Demoiselle are very special insects and I love the challenge of getting a few reasonable images. The weather was still pretty poor which meant the insects were not too flighty for once and a male Banded Demoiselle was spotted quite quickly.
Male Banded Demoiselle.
He was then followed to other perches, all made attractive by the shape of the insect.
Yet another Drinker larva, this time a fully grown one, was interesting in the fact that it took up a defensive pose when it was approached.
Drinker moth larva in defensive pose.
A very nice Large Red Damselfly also posed very well on some grass. Plenty of Mayfly were about as well as Red and Black Froghoppers.
Large Red Damselfly.
Red and Black Froghopper.