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Early sunbather

Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly

Libellula depressa – Immature male

Whilst surveying T1 the first section of my bumblebee transect at Morgans Hill I came across this little beauty soaking up the sun amongst the brambles. It’s a freshly emerged male Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly Libellulla depressa. In its immature colouring it almost has the look of a giant wasp or hornet but it’ll soon transform into its adult blue colouring. He’s a little early this year, no doubt spurred on by the fabulously warm spring weather.

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