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Jake Dudderidge has spotted a good number of Small Red-eyed Damselflies on the pond at Telford Town Park ‘by the Uni building and the shopping centre.’ Jake sent in some pics (left) which from a distance show again the revolting pond weed that this species seems to consistently prefer! Jake’s attention was also drawn by the damselflies raising the ends of their abdomens skyward.

Discussing the identification with the eagle- eyed Mike Averill, he blew up the photo and spotted a good confirmation shot below left. Here you can clearly see the blue coloration extending further into the abdomen.