Returning to the Chase, I found a few Downy Emeralds at territory but numbers appear to be well down compared with previous years, perhaps due to poor weather during their main emergence window.
White-legged Damselflies are now in good numbers on the Ise, with adults recorded at Burton Latimer Pocket Park, Harrowden Lane and south Wellingborough.
At Titchmarsh Nature Reserve, Scarce Chasers are now at territory and Black-tailed Skimmers are appearing along with the usual Damselflies and Demoiselles. Emperors are also cropping up at territory after their relatively short maturation time.
Chris Emary reports the first Common Darter at Syresham.
|Four-spotted Chaser emerging in rain|
|Male White-legged Damselfly, River Ise|
|Immature Male Southern Hawker|
|Azure Damselflies (note the mites infesting the female)|
|Male Large Red Damselfly|