As the summer comes to an end, I found a hopeful female banded demoiselle in the same spot that I photographed a male last week.
In spite of the strong winds in the wake of storm Ellen, there were still a few damselflies out on the Darent River in Kent this morning. This particular individual – a male banded demoiselle – was definitely eyeing up the macro lens.
In a business park just outside Oxford, scientists are carefully breeding millions upon millions of mosquitoes. It’s not that they are particularly fond of these biting insects. The opposite, in fact, as their mosquitoes belong to a genetically engineered strain