Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A good dragonfly day in North Wales

July 4, 2011:
With the period of good weather forecast to end soon, a further visit was made to an idyllic upland lake near Llanrwst, Conwy. Conditions were perfect today with hot sun and no wind.

[Emerald Damselfly]

Seven species were seen: Keeled Skimmers, Black Darters (the first of the season) and very many beautifully fresh Emerald Damselflies. There were also four other damselfly species flying: Common Blue, Azure, Blue-tailed, and Large Red.

[Black Darter, all above]

[Emerald Damselfly, all above]

[Common Blue female, an unusual colour form?]

[Common Blue-tailed Damselfly]

[Large Red Damselfly]

[The dragonfly site]

Despite a very careful search, no Scarce Blue-taileds were located although some had been seen here on a visit three weeks ago.

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