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Black Darters on the wing

By June 15, 2017Blog

Finally a day of summer weather saw the arrival of Black Darter at Whixall Moss. This is quite an early sighting and Stephen Barlow’s photograph shows the diagnostic black triangle on top of the thorax- visible in females and immature males. Stephen also saw numerous Emerald Damselflies emerging (below left) and Emperor Dragonfly- snapping this lovely in flight shot. Certainly yesterday seemed to be the hour of the Emperor as I saw them at every sight I visited.