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Title image: Hairy dragonfly by Dave Smallshire
- Large Red Damselfly
on wooden side of new (<1 year) raised bed pond. Pyrrhosoma nymphula
- Broad Bodied Chaser (F)
Maybe just emerged. Clinging to a steel bar of a drain 12” above the water. Swinderby, Lincs
- Scarce Chaser
Immature female, sighted at Holmes garden centre, East Holme, Wareham, Dorset (Isle of Purbeck)
- Cherry Orchard CP Hawkwell Essex
2 Red Eyed, 2 Blue tailed, 4 Banded Demoiselles
- Is it a dragonfly?
LS225EB (Wetherby, Yorkshire) between 8.30 and 9.00 a.m. in garden.
Yellow/gold abdomen, flat and wide rather than thin and elongated, estimated size 4.00-5.00 cm. Very muscular looking heavyweight, most unlike any dragonfly I have seen. Large head and eyes, a small black patch on the leading edge of each wing near the tip as most dragon flies.
- Broad bodied chaser
Alighting on plant support in rural garden
- Broad-bodied chaser
Darting around along stream on boundary of our garden
- Southern Hawker?
Green/Yellow female. Central Nottingham, Ebers Road c.16.45
Possibly female Hairy Dragonfly but no water bodies nearby, suburban street.
- Female club tail at Apperley Gloucestershire
A female clubtail just emerged drying wings in bank side vegetation
- Downy emeralds and four spot chasers at Sand Pool Farm
Multiple downy emeralds in the little birch wood often settling for photos and mass emergence of four spot chasers from the lakes also one female broad bodied chaser