Amy Whitehead's Research

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Wildlife Wednesday: Damselfly



I’ve spent far too long swearing at my computer today to feel inspired to write a long post (the joys of R and spatial data).   But here is a blue damselfly (Austrolestus colensonis) from my father’s garden in New Zealand to keep you entertained for another week.   Apparently they thermoregulate by changing colour – the things you learn on Wikipedia.


3 thoughts on “Wildlife Wednesday: Damselfly

  1. Focusing on a few pictures like these should help your mental state!

  2. Oooh…it’s hard to get a photo of one of those.
    Around here, they just don’t stay in one place for long.
    Very nice!

  3. Pingback: Recent Qaecologist blog posts (March 2013, Weeks 1 & 2) | Quantitative & Applied Ecology Group

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