October & November Sightings and News

Total species recorded during the 2011 season is 24

Common Club-tail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
Hairy Dragonfly (Brachytron pratense)
Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea)

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)

Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)

Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)

Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa)
White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes)
Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma najas)
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella)
Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum)

At Burton Mere Reserve (37B SJ313735) Paul Brewster found several Common Darter on the boardwalks today.

Male Common Darter at Hockenhull Platts 6.11.11. Photo © David Bailey 2011

Dave Bailey was out on the old bridges at Hockenhull Platts (46S SJ476657) and saw a male Common Darter basking on the stonework.

Another late Southern Hawker was seen today by Barry Shaw patrolling a sunny hedgerow at Hulme Hall, near Allostock (77C SJ730726).

Male Southern Hawker. Photo © David Kitching 2011

Whilst walking on Macclesfield Riverside Park (97C SJ904756) this morning I spotted a male Southern Hawker busily patrolling the Bollin.

After several days of continuous rain it was great to see a Migrant Hawker flying this morning at Bosley Locks (96D SJ904667). Jim Ennis found a female Southern Hawker and also a Black Darter at Danes Moss (97A SJ907706).

Male Migrant Hawker in flight. Photo © Alan Redley 2011

Tom Kitching reports seeing a male Migrant Hawker flying along the Trent and Mersey Canal at Rookery Bridge (76F SJ732600).

If you have made any Odonata observations in Cheshire and would like to share them with others or wish to take part in the recording scheme please email me. Good quality photographs of Cheshire Odonata for use on the news pages are also very welcome.

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