Sunday, 10 May 2015

Azure Damselflies appearing

During a very brief visit to Ditchford on Sunday lunchtime, I was surprised at how many Red-eyed Damselflies were emerging compared to other species. In amongst ~30 Red-eyes were only one of two Common Blues and one female Azure Damselfly.  Normally good numbers of Common Blues emerge alongside the Red-eyes. Perhaps we are in for a good Red-eye year? A couple for Blue-tails were resting in the reeds, but from their colouration I estimated they were a day or so old. No Hairys were emerging (that I could find at least).

Female Azure Damselfly

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Red-eyed Damselfly Exuvia

Make Red-eyed Damselfly