Rare damselflies back in the Netherlands

This Dutch video says about itself (translated):

April 15, 2016

In the east of the Netherlands last year was discovered a small population of pygmy damselflies (Nehalennia speciosa), an extremely rare damselfly species, reports Nature Today. The last times the pygmy damselfly has been found in our country were 1912 and 1955. The species has greatly deteriorated in all of Western Europe by damage to nature and the environment.

The damselfly genus Nehallenia is called after a Celtic, or Germanic goddess, worshiped when the present Netherlands was part of the Roman empire.

This is the smallest damselfly species of Europe. The video shows them mating.

3 thoughts on “Rare damselflies back in the Netherlands

  1. Pingback: Butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies of Voorne island | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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