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- Four Spotted Chaser
- Scouting a newly created back garden pond in Hove.
- Hairy Dragonfly in Ramsdown Forest
- On 13.05.19 I came across a Hairy Dragonfly in Ramsdown Forest (SZ1397 - VC11 South Hampshire) as I walked down to the wet heath areas. AFAIK it is the first...
- Large Red & Blue Tailed
- One Large Red (m) and one Blue-Tailed (f; rufescens) damselflies. Boscombe Gardens, nr. Bournemouth.
- Tues Fem/imm Scarce chaser -stour meadows bmth. Mon Blue tail Lodmoor. @ Higher hyde heath Hairy,Downy,4 Spot,BBC,Azure damsels,Large Reds.
- Hairy Hawkers
- 3 Hairy Hawkers, 2 male and a female egg laying at Newbridge pool (SJ65345 68593)near Winsford this afternoon.
- Ashcott, Somerset
- Hairy dragonflies (2) and multiple. Blue tailed, variable and large red damselflies plus four spotted chasers seen. At Shapwich Heath and Ham Wall reserves, Ashcott, Somerset
- Beautiful Demoiselle
- First sighting this year of a male Beautiful Demoiselle at Shalfleet Stream,Isle of Wight.
- Four-spotted Chaser emerged from Garden Pond
- Today I found an exuviae of Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) - this year's first emergence from our garden pond.
- Possible Sighting of Northern Damselfly
- Spotted a damselfly resting on a tree at the edge of the loch at Millbuies Trout Fisheries nr Elgin, Moray. The location is in the range of the Northern Damselfly...
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