Dragonflies &c

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Small red damselfly. (22 April 2020)

Dragonflies and damselflies are seen on warm summer days near ponds.  But they live most of their lives up to two years as aquatic nymphs and only spend a few days or weeks ‘on the wing.’

Dragonfly larvae molt their shells between 5 and 15 times before them emerge as dragonflies.

Curious and want to know more?  Visit the website of the British Dragonfly Society: This group works to increase public understanding and awareness of dragonflies and damselflies, including their conservation.  Their site covers all dragonfly-related topics, from their origins 300 million years ago to their species distributions across Britain today.

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Female Black-tailed Skimmer Dragonfly (2 June 2020)

The beautiful dragonfly shown in the photo above was identified as a Female Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly