Although these beautiful symbols of the British summertime are becoming increasingly rare, the Mendip grasslands and Somerset Levels still provide photographers with opportunities for capturing their stunning colours.
The area around Priddy Mineries and Waldegrave Pool is full of Damselflies in late spring/early summer. From the photographer's point of view the main problem is to photograph them early enough in the day, before they become too quick to focus on.
My eldest son and I are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to take pictures of fascinating insects. Fortunately for us the Somerset Levels provides an excellent habitat for many species.
Often over-looked by photographers, day-flying moths can provide as much interest and colour as their butterfly cousins.
As the largest group of fauna, insects come in many groups which do not fit into the categories above. Here are a mix of photographs of identified, and unidentified, insects.