Monday, 26 August 2013

Small Red-eyed Damselflies and Broad-bodied Chasers

Small Red-eyed Damselflies are now about, with good numbers at their usual sites of Higham Ferrers Pocket Park and Irthlingborough Pits. Males and ovipositing pairs were present on 22 August.

At Twywell, a single male Broad-bodied Chaser was present with very tatty wings. He flitted around the pond, not able to fly too far or too fast - a pale imitation of the males here 3 weeks ago. This is the latest date recorded in Northants so far. Also present were 5 Southern Hawkers, 1 Brown Hawker and several Common and Ruddy Darters as well ovipositing Emerald Damselflies.

Small Red-eyed Damselfly

Common Darter

Broad-bodied Chaser