Migrant Hawker on the wing…

By July 31, 2019 Blog

Peter Roberts has recorded Migrant Hawker in his garden in Woore – way up in North East Shropshire. Peter’s photo shows the immature male and though the colors are pale the diagnostic ‘golf tee’ shape is clearly visible on segment 2 of the abdomen as are the reduced antehumeral stripes and 2 ‘racing stripes’ on the side of the thorax. The only ‘likely outstanding species’ not recorded yet this year are Keeled Skimmer and Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly, both of which should currently be on the wing so keep us posted with any sightings.