White-faced Darter season draws to a close

By July 16, 2018 Blog

Stephen Barlow has sent in a couple of photos illustrating the last days of the White-faced Darter flight season. Whilst other species such as Emerald Damselflies and Black Darters are on the rise, the remaining White-faced Darters are narrowly avoiding being eaten by birds (below) and not avoiding being eaten by magnificent Diving Beetles (left)!

Elsewhere, Jan Shields has been enjoying Common Hawkers at Carding Mill Valley (below). How anyone manages to get these stunning in flight photos is beyond me…especially for a species described as ‘relentlessly on the wing’!