Saturday, 27 May 2017

More Southern Emeralds.

A further visit yesterday  to the site of the recently discovered Southern Emerald Damselflies was rewarded with more sightings in and around the shallow pond, pictured below.It seems to be a typical location for this species as it is prone to dry out at certain times particularly in the early summer.Among the several damselflies seen was a maturing female showing the two tone wing spots,a diagnostic feature of this species.
Rather embarrassingly it has been brought to my attention that my post of the 17th June 2016 also shows Southern Emeralds not Lestes sponsa as I originally believed.Therefore it seems that Lestes barbarus has been resident for at least two seasons.