Friday, 22 February 2013

Small Red-eyes

A very recent and swift coloniser of the Isle of Wight has been the Small Red-eyed Damselfly.Only in the last ten years has this damselfly been discovered breeding on the Island and now can be found at several locations

The peak months  for this species are July and August where they frequent ponds,lakes and ditches covered in floating plants.Females spend most of their time on these pond plants well away from the margins although the males can sometimes be seen nearer to the bank.