Dragons and Damsels of the Loch

Here are a few shots of Dragonflies and Damselflies from around Loch Leven this summer. We have 10 species of Odanata recorded at Loch Leven. Nine of which are regular. I go out in hope seaching for two possible colonists, Southern and Migrant Hawker.

P1090538P1090546Black Darters pose nicely for you

 

P1090554Four-spot chasers are our first Dragons to emerge. This tired indervidual was seen in late July.

P1090375A favoutite amougst our insect survey volunteers, the Emerald Damsel was out a month earlier then usual around the LochP1090778Common Blue Damsel emerge soon after the Large Red Damsels

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The highlight at the Dragons and Damsels training day was the Ovipositing Common Hawker. She did not mind the close approach where as the males were impossible to photograph as they quartered their territories.

 

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