Saturday, 22 October 2016

More Willow Emerald Ovipositing

Species still flying in Northants are Common Darter, Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker and Willow Emerald Damselfly. Adult Willow Emeralds are being elusive though, probably because there are few around, however my searches have found more new ovipositing scars. I hope soon to actually catch a female in the act rather than finding the aftermath. I have included a 100% crop of one of the Willow branches that clearly shows where two eggs are located inside the scar. I have counted over 140 eggs now which is really exciting for next year.

100% crop of the first image showing the two eggs in each scar.