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Late Bulletin

By October 14, 2015February 21st, 2016Blog

Have just returned from a trip away and catching up with records it’s good to see some species were flying well into September. P. Spear has been at Eardington Nature Reserve on 24th September and got some lovely photos:

Of most note is Black Darter Sympetrum danae -the smallest species found in the UK and the male is seen here. This species is recorded at a few other sites in Shropshire, but is by no means common.
Also seen were:

Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea
Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta

And Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum.
As yet there have been no October records, but occasionally a few Common Darter can remain on the wing into late autumn in Shropshire so please do get in touch with any late records. And don’t forget we had a rare migrant species Vagrant Emperor found in November 2 years ago so you never know…

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