Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fandens Hul

My first chance to photograph perched Somatochlora flavomaculata came during our recent visit to Fandens Hul (Tegelstrup Hegn) near Helsingør in Denmark.

During our recent trip to the Danish Nehalennia site we failed to locate any sprites despite walking the area thoroughly for an hour. A huge disappointment considering there were records either side of our visit. The habitat was a carbon-copy of the site I visited last year in Sweden, where I also struggled to locate this species, eventually securing a female. Consolation came in the form of some nice encounters with Somatochlora flavomaculata and Lestes virens.

Newly-minted Lestes virens were skulking around the edges of the wetland at Fandens Hul.

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