Had a beetle that looked like it was swimming and then finally found somewhere where it could get out of the water. Managed 2 decent photos but ideally need to be zoomed up,
Black-headed Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa coccinea)
Think the commoner species is Red-headed and this is the
not as common version.
Different area of water, an action shot as it wouldn't settle
Broad-bodied Darter /Chaser (Libellula depressa)
Someone else identified this for me, but now I know
what it is will hopefully be easier to ID next time.
So back to the ones I mentioned in my last blog. I was told it was a Demoiselle, when I looked in my book it sounded like a Banded (Calopteryx splendens) however looking at a online site it looks more like Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo). Think the wings make it a Beautiful species, last year I think it was Banded that I saw at a different site and the wings had the obvious dark spots on. The other is confusing me (not hard some may think). Same person that identified the Broad-bodied thought from the photo it was probably a Migrant Hawker or Southern. However this looks different colour and the other thing similar I can find is Golden-ringed Dragonfly but habitat or location don't match. Club-tailed? Who knows, not me. Hopefully someone can enlighten me.
Think it is a Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
Plenty of shaking on this video but it is my first one.