Saturday, 23 May 2015

Yesterday there were 5 species new for the year in the moth trap. Poplar Hawk-moth, White Ermine, Bee Moth, Garden Pebble, and Lime-speck Pug. I then spent the day at Dunge where, apart from a lot of Hobbies,  Dragonflies provided the most interest. There were good numbers of Common Blue, Azure, Blue-tailed and Red-eyed Damselflies plus Hairy Dragonflies and Four-spotted Chasers. However, the best was a Downy Emerald which I photographed near the lakes on the left past the screen hide on the ARC pit. I was unaware that they occurred at this site and I understand this may well be a good record. I shall be checking to see if it's first for the site.

 Downy Emerald

Four-spotted Chaser

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