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New Dragonfly Species for MK: Lesser Emperor - Harry Appleyard

1 month ago   |   By Milton Keynes Natural History Society

While inspecting one of the ponds in Tattenhoe yesterday I spotted an Emperor that stood out from the rest nearby. With green eyes and a largely brown abdomen with a blue segment beneath the wings, it was almost immediately clear this was a male Lesser Emperor. Getting sharp, detailed pictures was a bit of a challenge as he spent several minutes patrolling the pond, occasionally getting into fights with the other male Emperors before disappearing over a meadow nearby. Fortunately, the few I did get, while blurry and a little distant, were clear enough to show the distinctive...
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