Star of the Month
Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum is now emerging. It is a medium sized dragonfly, blue with a black end to the abdomen in the male and sandy coloured abdomen with distinctive black markings in the female and immature males. Males like to rest on bare ground when they are not flying fast and low over the water. It is relatively common in the south and east and is expanding its range north and west.