Something was slightly different about these two. Slightly more blue was apparent on the male and its eyes were a different shade of red compared to Red-eyed Damselfly. Also they were small and dainty. I only had my small compact camera with me with just a 3.6 x zoom lens. I was able to take an image and by zooming it up in the camera I could see the salient features. The best way to re-produce the image was to take a photo of the back of the camera, as there were too few pixels left when cropping the image.
|Pair of Small Red-eyed damselflies at Brascote Pits June 30th 2016|
I submitted the sighting to naturespot and one of the experts gave it the thumbs up.
Below is a photo of a Red-eyed Damselfly taken at the same location yesterday.Its a shame I couldn't relocate the Small Red-eyed Damselflies, but hopefully there is still time to see them again.
|Red-eyed Damselfly, Brascote Pits July 2nd 2016|