No interactions present.
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.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org I will be able to add your name to the record as observer - otherwise I will just use 'Unknown'.
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.
Well spotted, Roy! I had just looked at the easy one.
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
Lat/Lng: 56.3, -5.5
OS grid ref: NM8826