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Things picking up between showers…

By June 9, 2017Blog

Despite a rather dubious start to June there have been unconfirmed reports of Emperors and Emerald Damselflies taking to the wing (will hopefully update shortly). Stephen Barlow has also spotted an early Southern Hawker up at Whixall Moss though inconveniently on the Welsh side of the border! The photo of the teneral male is shown here and as Stephen points out it interestingly has far more blue coloration on the abdomen than the usual green. It could be that this will alter with maturity or it could be a rare form of Southern Hawker in which all abdominal segments have blue markings.