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Emerald Damselfly on the wing…

By June 16, 2020Blog

Stephen Barlow has sent in a photo of the first Emerald Damselfly of the Shropshire flight season seen on the Marl Allotment at Whixall Moss. This photo shows a female with a stockier body than the male and with a bulge at the end of the abdomen where the ovipositor is. The female will remain brown on the underside and will not develop the blue pruinescence seen in the male.