A lack of personal space…

By June 18, 2018 Blog

Jan Shields has sent in a lovely photo of a Red-eyed Damselfly annoying a female Emperor Dragonfly whilst ovipositing at Mousecroft Pool. I’m not sure why some damselflies do this- please get in touch if you have any ideas! Elsewhere in Church Stretton, Graham Wenman captured this pair of Large Red Damselflies in tandem….being chaperoned (unsuccessfully it would seem) by a fly. Seeing the male and female together really shows how much broader the female body is, allowing the capacity to carry eggs.  Jan Shields was also lucky enough to see an ‘out of place’ White-legged Damselfly in her garden…presumably nowhere near a stream.