Dragonfly Week

Since it was Dragonfly Week (22nd) and the sun was shining it would be rude not to have a re-visit to the local ponds again. Arriving at about 10am it was already hot, first dragonflies seen were a pair of Common Darter in the wheel position, on the same pond were Brown Hawker and Emperor. The larger pond had Four-spotted Chasers with more Emperors along with a few Common Darters. damselflies around the pools were Azure, Common Blues, Blue tailed and Emeralds. I also found a first for me and what I believe to be Common Darter Exuvia.

Other highlights included Butterflies…my first Gatekeepers of the year, Small Heath, Small and Large Skippers, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large and Small Whites along with Green veined Whites

Moths…there was a noticeable amount of Shaded Broad Bar moths about

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Emperor Dragonfly
Common Darter Exuvia

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