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Wednesday 21 October 2015

canal Forest Farm - 20 October

Lots of Common Darter around the reeds on the canal - mostly male. Did see one pair in tandem that appeared to be ovipositing. Brief sighting of a dragonfly with black and green abdomen - but it didn't come close enough to see any detail. Nothing else around.

Sunday 18 October 2015

29 June larva query

Recently found this picture, which I had obviously overlooked at the time. It was on the far side of a pond at Parc Slip so this image is a serious crop from the original. I had already stayed longer than I'd planned so couldn't wait to see what emerged.

A long shot, but can this be identified?

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Penallta Park & Parc Cwm Darren 11/10/2015

Had a good look around the horse-shoe ponds at Penallta but there were no Dragons about, there was a cold wind and it was overcast so that could have kept them in hiding. I did find 68 Kidney-spot Ladybirds on the willow bushes around the ponds so it was not a waste of time.
Then went on to PCD where there was some better luck as the sun came out and the wind was not so bad, I found Five male Common Darters with a male & female in tandem at the dragonfly pond but nothing else.

Looks like we are comming to the end of another season.