Thursday, 16 May 2013

Things are really moving now

At Ditchford this lunchtime three new species were emerging and taking their first flights - adult activity is now about 1 week late which is an improvement on this time last week. The next species due to emerge is the Banded Demoiselle, which should be very soon so keep an eye around the Nene and other rivers.

50+ emerging Blue-tailed Damselflies, 10+ emerging Common Blue Damselflies, 5+ emerging Azure Damselflies, 5+ emerging Red-eyed Damselflies and 6 emerging Hairy Dragonflies.

Female Hairy Dragonfly

Female Blue-tailed Damselfly

Male Blue-tailed Damselfly

Male Common Blue Damselfly

Male Azure Damselfly