Thursday, 25 May 2017

First Sighting of the Southern Emerald Damselfly.

A visit today to a local forest pond was rewarded with my first ever sighting of the impressive Southern Emerald Damselfly Lestes barbarus.Quite a few tenerals were fluttering away from the very shallow scrape-like pond and apparently this is the first record of this continental species on the Isle of Wight.