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Latest ever Shropshire records for 2 species

By November 21, 2021Blog

Stephen Barlow has sent in late records of both Common Hawker and Black Darter seen at Whixall Moss on 14th November- the latter pictured here. These sightings represented the latest ever Shropshire records for both species until yesterday when a further 3  male Black Darter were recorded by Julian Cartwright on 20th November. Not only is this the latest ever sighting of Black Darter in Shropshire, but it equals the latest sighting of any dragon or damselfly species resident in Shropshire. This was previously held by Common Darter seen on 20th November, 2015. As I write this blog and the sun is still shining I’m wondering if anyone is breaking any new records today…