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Dragonflies of the fen 2006-2009

The wide-ranging habitat conditions at the fen make it an excellent place to see dragonflies in large numbers.

Warm sunny days, particularly between 11am and 3pm are best for seeing numerous individuals.

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Scarce Emerald Damselfly was recorded for the first time here in 2009 (on both Suffolk and Norfolk sides of the reserve)

We are also on the search for Norfolk Hawker after a possible, but unconfirmed sighting in 2009

20 species recently recorded:

Azure Damselfly Coenagrion puella

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum

Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans

Broad-bodied Chaser Libellula depressa

Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis

Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum

Common Darter Symeptrum striolatum

Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa

Emperor Anax imperator

Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata

Hairy Dragonfly Brachytron pratense

Large Red Damselfly Pyrhosoma nymphula

Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta

Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma najas

Ruddy Darter Sympetrum sanguineum

Scarce Chaser Libellula fulva

Scarce Emerald Damselfly Lestes dryas

Small Red-eyed Damselfly Erythromma viridulum

Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea.

Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea

photo A.Excell



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