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Large Reds spread their wings…

By April 26, 2021Blog

Stephen Barlow has sent in this photo of a male Large Red Damselfly at Whixall Moss which shows the beautiful deep red coloration once this species matures. Whixall Moss always seems to be the earliest site of activity each flight season and literally just today (26th April) my Shrewsbury based Large Reds have begun to emerge. Jan Shields in Hanwood has sent in some great pics of a Large Red exuvia and the emergent female seen on 23rd April. We can see the marked contrast in colour of an immature specimen and the milky wings.