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.
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.