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A mild mid-October…

By October 14, 2021Blog

Very mild temperatures mean a good few records are still coming in with Southern Hawker, Common Darter and Migrant Hawker all out and about. Jan Shields took these photos of a female Migrant Hawker ovipositing at Attingham Park on 13th October. I’ve zoomed in (below right) as Jan has captured a clear view of the blade-like ovipositor as it slices into the vegetation where the eggs are placed.