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Sep 8, 2012 12:43 AM

A few Dragonfly & a Damselfly IDs please??...

Dragons and a damsel taken in my garden recently....

 

1. Possibly Common Darter??

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2. Possibly Common Blue??

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3. ??

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Thanks

 

Higgy

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    Sep 8, 2012 9:14 AM (in response to Higgy)
    Re: A few Dragonfly & a Damselfly IDs please??...

    Hi Higgy,

     

    Wow, what beautiful pics.

     

    Trouble with these chaps is that I always find my photos have missed the crucial id mark. The trick is to know the differences first then id is normally fairly easy.

     

    Pic 1 looks like a Yellow-winged Darter (sympetrum flaveolum)  on account of the orange tint to the basal wings.

     

    Pic 2 looks like a Azure Damselfly (coenagrion puella). To tell these apart from Common Blue you need to check out the distinctive markings on segment one.

     

    Pic 3. Another stunning photo, but you'll have to wait for an expert to help with this one.

     

    Take a look at http://british-dragonflies.org.uk/home for more info.

     

    Chris.

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