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Emeralds and Golden-ringed on the wing

By June 20, 2022Blog

Two more species have taken to the skies; Emerald Damselfly and Golden-ringed Dragonfly. This immature male Emerald Damselfly was spotted by Stephen Barlow on Whixall Moss. All the brown areas will become powdery blue as the insect matures and it will continue to hold it’s wings at 45 degrees- a characteristic of the ‘spreadwing’ damselflies.

Geoff Hall photographed Golden-ringed Dragonfly (below left) on the Stiperstones and they were also seen on the Longmynd and at least 2 at Cefn Coch all on the same hot Friday!