3 species on the wing at Whixall

By April 23, 2019 Blog

Stephen Barlow had an excellent early haul of 3 different species on Whixall Moss on Bank Holiday Monday. An immature male White-faced Darter is seen here on the far left showing yellow markings which will turn red with maturity. On the immediate left is the first sighting of Four-spotted Chaser- already clearly showing the four spots at the node of the wings.

Stephen also saw more Large Red Damselflies- a male is seen here on the far left and a female on the near left with a clear bulbous ovipositor at the end of the abdomen.