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Egg Laying Emperor Dragonfly with Piggyback Damselfly

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Emperor Dragonfly female laying eggs, while being harassed by a common blue damselfly. Caesar's Camp gravel pit, Farnham, Surrey, UK, 12 June 2021.

The Emperor Dragonfly and larvae are top predators, so are a big threat to damselflies and larvae. Damselflies will actively chase the huge Emperor so that she can't lay her eggs in the same area as theirs.

Canon EOS 6D with Sigma 150-600mm Lens.

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