More on the Golden-ringed dragonfly

Golden-ringed dragonfly (© Copyright David Baird)

Golden-ringed dragonfly (© Copyright David Baird)

Thanks to John for some follow-up thoughts on the Frog End golden-ringed dragonfly.

I asked where the nearest stream might be that the dragonfly could have come from:

‘There are two streams in the area – both are about 2/3 mile away but they are both semi-culverted through suburban areas and parkland.   The nearest ‘real’ stream is about 1 1/2 miles away but I have found Golden-ringed in the past that used the slightest excuse of a trickle to lay their eggs – on moorland in Bowland (Lancashire) and on a boggy mountainside on the Lleyn (Wales).  They don’t seem very choosey at all.’

Golden-ringed larvae are not supposed to be live in still water – so chances are eggs laid in the Frog End won’t survive, but it would be interesting to know.

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