Dragonflies: May 2015
Although cool and breezy weather has continued for most of the month, five Emperor exuviae were found on the 26thand this morning a Large Red Damselfly was basking on brambles, at least eight more Emperor exuviae were evident and two Broad-bodied Chasers were seen in the Oasis.
A visit to New Downs was rewarded with 3 Four-spotted Chasers, about 30 Azure Damsels and our first Blue-tailed Damselfly and Variable Damselfly of the season.
A Broad-bodied Chaser was seen along the Green Wall yesterday and this morning the first Azure Damselfly of the spring and a Hairy Dragonfly were found at The Drove and Mary Bax.
The first dragonfly of the year was a Hairy Dragonfly, disturbed from a sheltered bit of Restharrow Dunes, with another later in the morning, flushed from Waldershare Gully during the butterfly transect.