Calopteryx splendens BANDED DEMOISELLE
Lestidae Emerald Damselflies
Lestes sponsa EMERALD DAMSELFLY
Pyrrhosoma nymphula LARGE RED DAMSELFLY
Ischnura elegans BLUE TAILED DAMSELFLY
Coenagrion puella AZURE DAMSELFLY
Enallagma cyathigerum COMMON BLUE DAMSELFLY
Aeshna juncea COMMON HAWKER
Aeshna mixta MIGRANT HAWKER
Aeshan cyanea SOUTHERN HAWKER
Aeshna grandis BROWN HAWKER
Anax imperator EMPEROR DRAGONFLY
Cordulegaster boltonii GOLDEN RINGED DRAGONFLY
Libellulidae Darters, Chasers, Skimmers
Orthetrum cancellatum BLACK TAILED SKIMMER
Libellula quadrimaculata FOUR SPOTTED CHASER
Libellula depressa BROAD BODIED CHASER
Sympetrum striolatum COMMON DARTER
Sympetrum sanguineum RUDDY DARTER
Sympetrum danae BLACK DARTER
Yesterday I came across 14 dead bees on a short (50m) stretch of woodland footpath. The bees were more or less intact except that their abdomens had been cleared out to look like empty eggshells.
I found this small white ‘blob’ on an old oak tree last week. Wondered what it was and on closer inspection it looked like a cluster of small eggs – baffled !
The following day the look like a cluster of eggs had gone and there was a thin skin over it. Then another day on I noticed a small entrance hole at the lower end of it. I saw no activity at all and everything has disappeared now.
Any ideas ??
exploring every area of the pond and wriggling from one place to another, reminding me that the seventeenth-century naturalist Thomas Browne called them ‘porwiggles’. Norfolk dialect, I think.