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Thursday, 6 August 2015


Called in at Llanerch this afternoon - nice and sunny but the breeze meant that nothing was stationary for long. The only dragonfly seen was a Common Darter sunning itself on one of the handrails but lots of damselflies, many flying in tandem.

Several Common Blue and lots of Blue-tailed Damselflies around the pond margins and sitting on the lily pads. Also saw Red-eyed Damselflies in tandem - never seen these before! As I was returning to the car,  there was one of the colour variants of Blue-tailed ( I think) sitting on the path - quite oblivious to me and others passing by.

Common Blue Damselfly

Red-eyed Damselflies

Blue-tailed Damselfly  ?


Mike Thornton said...

Hi Howard

Was this Llanech wood and the Two pools?
I always get some good sightings there.

Yes the Damselfly on the floor is a Female Blue-tailed.(form infuscans)

Howard Burt said...

Thanks Mike.

Yes, we often call in there - parking at the Vineyard - and stroll around the woodland walks.