Large Red Damselfly

This damselfly is usually the first to be seen in spring, in April or even late March. Males are mostly red, with black tails. Females are also red and black, with varying amounts of black, but always more than the males. It prefers ponds and bogs, so it can be seen near any of the Welly ponds and on the SSSI.

Large Red Damselfly mating pair - golf course - 25.04.20 - Kat Dahl

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