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20/05/2009 at 13:29
Hi Richard I expect quite a few people will have seen Large Red Damselflies as their 'first': that's certainly what happened in my garden (see 'Emerging Large Red Damselfly' on http://thegardenpondblog.org.uk/2009/05/09/emerging-large-red-damselfly/)
23/05/2009 at 07:50
I have just seen one in my garden this morning!
23/05/2009 at 12:48
THIS MORNING WHILE I WAS CLEANING THE WINDOWS ONE PERCHED ITSELF ON THE LEDGE OF THE WINDOW SUNNING ITS LOVELY SPARKERLY BLUE BODY AND LOVELY LEADED WINGS..
23/05/2009 at 14:16
I saw my first damselfly - a large red - here in the walled garden on May 6th which seems very early for Northumberland!
25/05/2009 at 21:08
Hi We have also spotted a Damsen fly today in our garden whilst sitting in the glorious sunshine. We are in the North East at the coast.
26/05/2009 at 11:43
hello, When do the first ladybirds appear, i have'nt seen any and neither has anyone i know. we are in cheshire and have just returned from 2 weeks in south wales, none there either.
26/05/2009 at 14:31
Damselfly update Sunday 23rd May and there is the large red damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula. It's not around the pond, but settled on the side of the paddling pool, set up for 4-year-old. Reply to Poddy They shouldn't be long now. London ladybirds are well out and about now. I've had 7-spot, harlequin and orange.
30/05/2009 at 06:24
I had red damsel flies around a new pond I put in this year. Very welcome sight to see and hope to see more wildlife in the area I have set aside for them.
01/06/2009 at 08:46
In the New Forest at the weekend we saw 3 very dark blue damselflies with solid dark blue, opaque wings. They appeared aggressively territorial, chasing off any butterflies or dragonflies that came close. The images of damselflies I have found so far all show translucent wings, which these were not. Can anyone suggest what species they might be please? Many thanks.
05/06/2009 at 22:53
We put our wildlife pond in in February. Last weekend we found 2 damselfries mating. It was like watching a wildlife programme!. The male was pining the female down to make sure that she layed his fertilised eggs - amazing!
28/11/2011 at 18:38
Reply to Gillian di-Carlo These were probably demoiselle flies, there are two UK species. Solid dark blue wings probably male of beautiful demoiselle, Calopteryyx virgo. Try this link: http://www.dragonflysoc.org.uk/cavir.html
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