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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Summaries for 2014. Part 6: Odonata

Between us, we recorded 15 species of dragonfly and damselfly on the patch in 2014 (with date first recorded):

AeshnidaeAeshna cyaneaSouthern Hawker1st June
AeshnidaeAeshna mixtaMigrant Hawker9th June
AeshnidaeAnax imperatorEmperor DragonflyJune 8th
AeshnidaeBrachytron pratenseHairy Dragonfly24th April
CoenagrionidaeCoenagrionpuellaAzure Damselfly12th May
CoenagrionidaeEnallagma cyathigerumCommon Blue DamselflyApril 21st
CoenagrionidaeErythromma viridulumSmall Red-eyed Damselfly12th June
CoenagrionidaeIschnura elegansBlue-tailed Damselfly15th May
CoenagrionidaePyrrhosoma nymphulaLarge Red DamselflyApril 24th
LestidaeLestes sponsaEmerald Damselfly5th July
LibellulidaeLibelllula depressaBroad-bodied Chaser12th May
LibellulidaeLibellula quadrimaculataFour-spotted Chaser15th May
LibellulidaeOrthetrum cancellatumBlack-tailed Skimmer10th June
LibellulidaeSympetrum sanguineumRuddy Darter30th June
LibellulidaeSympetrum striolatumCommon Darter30th June

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