Thursday, 15 May 2014
(First) Large Red Damselfly in Home Patch
We saw our first (Migrant Hawker) dragonfly in our garden in August 2012, but had not seen any damselflies, so I was particularly excited to find this Large Red female on the Escallonia yesterday morning. She was still in the garden today, although in a slightly different spot.
The Large Red Damselfly is one of the earliest to take wing. The photo below shows the thin red band around the pronotum. Males do not have the yellow ring around the base of each abdominal segment.