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Eye-dentification tip…

By May 15, 2017Blog

Pardon the pun, but Jan Shields has sent in this lovely close up of a female Common Clubtail and it’s the ideal opportunity to mention that this is the only species of dragonfly (as opposed to damselfly) in the UK with a gap between the eyes – all others showing some degree of contact. The same is true of the male Clubtail. Th e second photo also shows how stocky and parallel sided the female abdomen is – in stark contrast to the male abdominal shape which gives the species it’s common name.