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And they’re off…

By April 19, 2022Blog

Whixall Moss is so often where the earliest sightings for Shropshire are made and 2022 is no exception. Stephen Barlow saw 4 Large Red Damselflies on Saturday 16th April which means the flight season is underway!

Stephen has photographed a female (above) and male (below) allowing us to spot some differences. On the female you can clearly see the ovipositor at the end of the abdomen and on the male you can  see the outline of a bulge under segment 2 of the abdomen near the thorax.