Photo: M. Randall

Photo: M. Randall
Photo: M. Randall

Monday, 16 June 2014

Black-tailed Skimmers on the wing

David Williams was out enjoying 'clouds of bewildering blue damsels' at Dudmaston on Saturday 14th. Amongst the Common Blues, Blue-tailed and Azures he took this great shot of Red-eyed Damselflies in cop at Seggy Pool.

Also in cop and later seen ovipositing were the first confirmed sightings of Black-tailed Skimmer.

At a distance the dragonflies are quite difficult to pick out, but when zoomed in the yellow costa and antenodal cross veins (also present in the Keeled Skimmer) stand out:

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