Emerging dragonflies

Emerging broad bodied chaser dragonfly in grass at the pond margin

Emerging broad bodied chaser dragonfly in grass at the pond margin

I’ve had probably 10 or a dozen broad bodied chaser dragonflies emerge from the pond so far.

Here’s a quick snap of one from a couple of days ago, shortly after emergence before the wings had hardened.

Large red damselflies are around most days too, at least when its sunny,  so there should be a good crop of larvae later in the summer.

A quick snap (which is another way of saying it's out of focus!)

A quick snap (which is another way of saying it's out of focus!)

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3 Responses to “Emerging dragonflies”

  1. mat Says:

    i’ve seen two broad bodied chaser dragonflies flying arround our newish pond too, but they must’ve hatched somewhere else. do the larvae live in streams? also quite a few common blue damsel flies, and some chaoborus midge ‘phantom larvae’. the pond skaters have been busy breeding and from about 5 that flew in there are now more than 20. i’ve read your advice elsewhere to have separate fish and wildlife ponds. can sticklebacks live happily alongside other creatures or are they also quite voracious? hope the big pond dip is going well

    mat

  2. H flynn Says:

    We have counted 17 dragonflies emerging since Saturday. Never had so many before and it has been magical to watch them emerge and then luckily saw 2 fly off – a beautiful sight.

  3. Jeremy Biggs Says:

    Were these also Broad-bodied chasers?

    Jeremy

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