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White-legged Damselflies at Whixall

By June 29, 2015Blog

Good to hear Whixall is busy with dragon and damselflies now that we’ve had some convincing summer weather! K.Lugg was still observing good numbers of White-faced Darters Leucorrhinia dubia last week as well as Large Red Damselflies Pyrrhosoma nymphula, Four-spotted Chasers Libellula quadrimaculata and Azure Damselflies Coenagrion puella. S. Barlow also reports about 18 White-legged Damselflies Platycnemis pennipes seen in the vegetation near Roundthorn Bridge on the Llangollen Canal.

His photos clearly show the flattened tibia (lower leg) very visible on the male which make this species easily identifiable.

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