Black-tailed Skimmer on the wing…

By May 31, 2020 Blog

Paul Spear has pictured this recently emerged Black-tailed Skimmer at Whixall Moss showing the distinctive black and yellow abdominal markings seen in both females and immature males. He also saw numerous Four-spotted Chaser, blue damselflies, White-faced Darter (below left) and spotted this rare ‘not-so-large-red’ damselfly (below right)! Elsewhere Jan Shields has been enjoying time out at her garden pond and has sent in Banded Demoiselles in cop (far below left) and a great picture of Large Red (the complete specimen!) and Azure Damselfly in the same shot…clearly not observing social distancing!