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Small Red-eyed Damselflies and Migrant Hawker on the wing…

By August 1, 2022Blog

July 27th heralded the arrival of Migrant Hawkers and Small Red-eyed Damselflies. The latter (pictured left) has only been recorded at a handful of Shropshire sites to date so do please get in touch if you see one so we can see if this species properly establishes itself in Shropshire. This photo was taken by David Williams near Pasford which sits right on the Shropshire/Staffs border in the east of the county. This species always seems to land on some of the most ‘revolting looking’ pondweed available and is far more dainty than the similar Red-eyed Damselfly. Look out for blue colour extending further along the sides of the abdomen than in Red-eyed and also a tendancy to bend the end of the abdomen upwards.