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The joy of exuviae!

By June 17, 2015Blog

More reports of Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea emerging as M.Cousins found 10 exuviae around her pond near All Stretton on 14th June along with 2 older Broad Bodied Chaser Libellula depressa exuviae. It’s always great to receive exuviae records as these give us absolute confirmation of successful breeding areas. The other bonus is they stay still (so even I can manage a photograph) and you can collect them and identify at your leisure!

This photo shows the huge difference in size between Emperor (on the right) and Common Darter exuviae. Keep me posted if you find any and I’ll happily identify them for you.

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