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Golden-ringed Dragonfly on the wing

By June 12, 2017Blog

Gareth Thomas has made the first 2017 Shropshire sighting of Golden-ringed Dragonfly at Cramer Gutter in south Shropshire. The female seen here has a fabulous long ovipositor which is clearly visible at the end of the abdomen. She uses this to oviposit (egg lay) by appearing to ‘bounce’ up and down placing eggs into the base of fast flowing streams.