Saturday, 25 May 2013

Two more species seen

I split my recording in two today, visiting the Nene at Wadenhoe looking for emerging Scarce Chasers this morning and Maxey Pits this afternoon looking for Variable Damselflies. The morning was cool and breezy but bright. No Scarce Chaser were around but I did see 20+ Banded Demoiselle and 1 Large Red Damselfly.

At Maxey, with higher temperatures and less wind there were around 30 Variable Damselflies including immatures, mature males and females and a couple of exuviae (new to my collection). Also present were a few immature Azure Damselflies, Blue-tailed Damselflies, Red-eyed Damselflies and Large Red Damselflies.

Large Red Damselfly


Female Banded Demoiselle

Emerging Banded Demoiselle

Female Variable Damselfly

Male Variable Damselfly

Male Variable Damselfly