In this third instalment of the series on dragonflies to watch out in and around Hull, I present four species that have their peak season in July.
9. Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum A very distinctive dragonfly, narrow, with long tapering abdomen (unlike Broad-bodied Chasers) and lacking the dark marks on wing bases. Males (top shot) have a blue abdomen with black tip, females and immature are yellowish, with a ladder-like pattern (above) and green eyes. Flies from mid May to mid…
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