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A Bundle of Blues…

Jim Almond has been enjoying 'the blues' at a private site just south of Shrewsbury. Pictured left is a male Variable Damselfly- a rare species in Shropshire identified by the characteristic broken antehumeral stripes giving…
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May 23, 2024
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Emperors take to the skies…

19th May saw the emergence of our first Emperor Dragonflies. Neil Gregory spotted this immature male near Dowles Brook in the Wyre Forest and elsewhere in a pond near Minsterley good numbers of exuviae were…
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May 21, 2024
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2 more species on the wing…

A slower couple of days (which gives me a chance to catch up!), but a sighting of Red-eyed Damselfly has been reported and elsewhere Steve Oates has seen White-legged Damselfly on the River Severn near…
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May 16, 2024
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Clubtails are emerging…

Saturday 11th saw the first Clubtails emerging from the River Severn and these were beautifully photographed by Jan Shields at Frankwell. Shrewsbury is a great place to see these rare insects emerging along the river…
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May 13, 2024
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Look out for Downy Emeralds…

Just a heads up after I was contacted by Sandy and Paul Roughley who were lucky enough to see over 20 emerging Downy Emeralds at Llyn Ebyr near Llanidloes mid Wales on May 10th. Their…
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May 13, 2024
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A hot and busy weekend…

Well the sun came out and with it a host of dragon and damselflies! The first Common Blue Damselflies were seen on 8th May at Whixall Moss and a few days later photographed by Tim…
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May 13, 2024
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Banded Demoiselles on the wing…

Gareth Lambe has been spotting Banded Demoiselles on the River Meese at Pickstock, just noth of Newport. Beautiful Demoiselles were also in and around the vegetation and a good number of Azure Damselflies. Let's see…
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May 10, 2024
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The tricky end of damselfly ID…

Pictured left we have the teneral female Blue-tailed Damselfly photographed by Tim Walters at Pam's Pools on 4th May. Clearly not much sign of colour yet but some of the markings are still visible including…
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May 8, 2024
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Three more species on the wing…

And finally the sun came out! ...and with it came 3 more species on the wing. Beautiful Demoiselle was seen on Dowles Brook in the Wyre Forest and also seen at Hodnet Hall where Dave…
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May 7, 2024
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White-faced Darter on the wing…

Stephen Barlow reports White-faced Darters are starting to emerge at Whixall Moss and he spotted his first of the year on the Shropshire side on 28th April. Four-spotted Chasers are also out and about along…
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April 29, 2024