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Dragonfly larvae

Observed: 2nd June 2013 By: ct2696ct2696’s reputation in Invertebratesct2696’s reputation in Invertebratesct2696’s reputation in Invertebrates
damselfly larvae
damselfly larvae 2

fished out of the pond, have only seen red dragonflies about in the last few years as well as blue and red damselflies


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Garden pond

Did they come from a garden pond ?

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Yes Chris, they were in my

Yes Chris, they were in my garden pond

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They look like Hawker Dragonfly larvae. To be realistic of all the Hawker Dragonfly species the one that is a regular visitor to garden ponds is the Southern Hawker. They can often be seen laying eggs in garden pond vegetation. A friend of mine had over 50 Southern Hawkers emerge from what was a very small garden pond in just a few days.

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ID link below