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Keeping an eye on Blue-tailed Damselflies

By July 26, 2016Blog

Just returned from teaching a dragonfly course in County Durham and received such a great couple of photos from A.Kelly that they had to make it on to the Shropshire blog! The Blue-tailed Damselfly is such a common and widespread species and still absolutely stunning as these photos show.

Anne also took these great shots of a female Common Hawker- not known for hanging around for very long! The photos show clearly the stockier body of the female (waisted in the male), the yellow costa on the wings and the distinctive yellow splash pattern between the stripes on the side of the thorax.