Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Camouflaging - Small Red-Eyed Damselfly

Erythromma viridilum
In nature, very often the best way to survive is to remain unoticed. However, if your body is blue and your eyes red things get complicated, unless you find something reddish and rest there for a while. That's excactly what this male Small Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma viridulum) chose to do in order to fit the environemt. This might not be so well displayed by this photo, but if you  had the chance to see this insect from the front side, it was extremely camouphlaged!

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