Sunday, 14 May 2017

Four-spotted Chaser & Downy Emeralds start to appear

I took an early morning trip to Yardley Chase hoping to catch a full emergence sequence, but it was actually very quiet. Perhaps the overnight ran put many off emerging. I did however find this pre-flight emergent Downy Emerald, although I missed all but the final stage before its first flight. Also showing were many Large Reds and Azures as well as a few Blue-tailed Damselflies

John Showers reported seeing the first Four-spotted Chaser on 13 May, while Roland Bogush reports seeing immature Red-eyed Damselflies at Sywell Country Park.

Pre-flight emergent male Downy Emerald

Male Large Red Damselfly

Immature female Azure Damselfly