Tagged: national dragonfly week

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A Dragonfly a Day- White-faced Darter

Originally published 10/07/2015.   The White-faced Darter, Leucorrhinia dubia, is the dragonfly that sparked my interest in this fascinating group of insects and so it seems only fitting to finish ‘A Dragonfly a Day’...

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A Dragonfly a Day- Blue-tailed Damselfly

Originally published 09/07/2015.   The Blue-tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans, is another species that is fairly easy to identify, making it another good damselfly for beginners. The females of this species have several colour...

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A Dragonfly a Day- Four-spotted Chaser

Originally published 08/07/2015.   The Four-spotted Chaser, Libellula quadrimaculata, is a magnificent dragonfly to watch! They live up to their name by often chasing away intruders from their territories and will often stop...

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A Dragonfly a Day- Large Red Damselfly

Originally published 07/07/2015. The Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula, is very common and widespread in the UK and is therefore a very common damselfly to be spotted. It also emerges earliest in the...

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A Dragonfly a Day- Black-tailed Skimmer

Originally published 06/07/2015. The Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum, is a beautiful dragonfly and one that I chose as the males display pruinescence perfectly. Pruinescence is an additional joy to odonata watching, a waxy secretion...

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A Dragonfly a Day- Emperor Dragonfly

Originally published 05/07/2015. Today’s dragonfly has been chosen as it is the largest species of dragonfly we have here in the UK. The Emperor Dragonfly, Anax imperator, can reach up to 84mm in...

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