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Dragonfly

Observed: 16th June 2010 By: Maryargyll
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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cordulegaster boltonii.001
cordulegaster boltonii
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Syrphus's picture

This is another record I

This is another record I would like to add to the HBRG database if you can confirm the grid reference (as with your shieldbug record). The only one from NM82 on the NBNG is from 1982, and it would be good to have a modern record on the database.

M.

TRY

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Maryargyll's picture

Cordulegaster Boltonii

Thank you for your help again. Yes I can confirm that both were seen within yards of each other on NM82. You are welcome to add it. Or do I have to?

Syrphus's picture

What happens is that I will

What happens is that I will add the records to the HBRG database, and they will in time (spring, I hope) appear on the NBN Gateway. Individuals don't submit records direct to the Gateway.

If you would like to contact me on records@hbrg.org.uk I will be able to add your name to the record as observer - otherwise I will just use 'Unknown'.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

RoyW's picture

Southern Hawker and Golden-ringed Dragonfly.

There are two different species shown in the two photos posted here.
The newly emerged dragonfly in the right hand photo (the one that currently appears in the thumbnail that is displayed before you click on the observation) is a male Southern Hawker, Aeshna cyanea (Note the different abdomen shape and the very different claspers).
The more readily identifiable mature male in the photo to the left is a Golden-ringed Dragonfly.

Syrphus's picture

Well spotted, Roy! I had

Well spotted, Roy! I had just looked at the easy one.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

Maryargyll's picture

Cordulegaster Boltonii & Aeshna cyanea

Thank you for that information. I should not have leapt to a conclusion that they were both the same. Aeshna cyanea is also not listed for here so that is exciting. ML