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Thursday, 28 April 2011
Great news from Llanilid, where Paul Roberts has reported seeing a male Vagrant Emperor and says "It was hunting over fairly bare ground east of the pool at SS98368199." This species has been reported in recent weeks along the South coast of England and also a couple of reports from Pembroke in recent days. Well worth looking out for.
|Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)|
|Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion pulla)|
|Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum)|
The female Variable Damselfly (above) was found quite some distance away from the main group and on closer inspection I found that it was eating a small Crane Fly or something similar.
One ovipositing tandem Variable Damselfly pair (above) was observed in the small pool accessed via the boardwalk. However, the bulk numbers of this species were observed in the pool nearest the carpark.
|Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)|
|Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula depressa)|
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Meanwhile, nearby at Kenfig Pool, David Carrington reported good numbers of Hairy Dragonflies in flight there.