Monday, 22 June 2009


got onto a bragonfly i thought was a broad-bodied libellula(i cant even pronounce that) and got a few photos(it was found at the lake by blackstone) but please feel free to correct me if i get it wrong on any insect.
and 3 chimney sweeper moths
2 cinembar moths
i really like these moths with their bright red bottom wing(not the underwing the part that folds away when landed)
6 banded demoiselleand a few other looked in basic apperarence to banded demoiselle but lacked the dark wing patches but no photos so i cant id it,any help apriciated.


Kay said...

I also think it's a Broad Bodied Chaser (Chaser is easier to spell than libbu-thingy ;) )

Reg The Birder said...

Could your mystery creature have been the female banded demoiselle?

If you're serious about dragonflies and damselflies, then I can recommend 'Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland', by Steve Brooks.

You should be able to get it from Amazon. I'm quite new to dragonflies etc, but I'm finding this book to be really helpful.

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!Really enjoyed your blog.

midlands birder said...

i think i should call it a b b chaser as its a lot easier to say.
having looked at a few pics on ask i think the dragonfly might be a female demoiselle but not totaly sure.thanks for the idea of the book i might get it soon.
thanks for the comment naturestop.i love the pics on your blog.i so happy ppeople know this blog all over the world

Reg The Birder said...

Chaser seems to be the common name now. In Wales, I was using an old book of my Dad's and that had a load of silly names in it too.

midlands birder said...

yeah the only book on dragonflys/moths/butterflys/creepy crawly things is an old one that belongs to my dad from readers digest