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Old Monday 2nd July 2018, 18:51   #1
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New dragonfly for UK

Just read on Atropos migrant site that Adrian Parr has announced that a male Yellow-spotted Emerald, Somatochlora flavomaculata, has been recorded at Carlton Marshes, Suffolk today. Doesn't mention photos but there seems no ambiguity about this. Great record for the finder!
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Just read on Atropos migrant site that Adrian Parr has announced that a male Yellow-spotted Emerald, Somatochlora flavomaculata, has been recorded at Carlton Marshes, Suffolk today. Doesn't mention photos but there seems no ambiguity about this. Great record for the finder!
Apparently there are photos (probably in the twittersphere where I do not venture) and no doubt at all. Unfortunately it has not been reported since about midday or I would be going tomorrow.

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I can confirm that there are now some excellent photos on twitter by the finder ....
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I can confirm that there are now some excellent photos on twitter by the finder ....
Indeed there are: https://twitter.com/Leostoff/status/1013836944332247041
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Cor! Please refind it.....

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I've only had this once here in Russia, not common at all!

Emeralds can be buggers to refind, often along a treeline.


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Great find + photos. The last edition of Wild Guides "Britain's Dragonflies" included a handful of species yet to appear in the UK but thought to be potential candidates for arrival here. Yellow-spotted Emerald was not on their radar!
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I've only had this once here in Russia, not common at all!

Emeralds can be buggers to refind, often along a treeline

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Moderately common here, been seeing since mid-May... but agree difficult to see them settled. I would however say they are not too difficult to refind as, in my experience, they tend to hold a certain area of bushes as territory, often returning to the same locality.
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Moderately common here, been seeing since mid-May... but locally common in extensive marshes'but agree difficult to see them settled. I would however say they are not too difficult to refind as, in my experience, they tend to hold a certain area of bushes as territory, often returning to the same locality.
You must be in a 'hot spot'.

Dijkstra and Lewington give the status as 'generally rare but locally common in extensive marshes, declining in much of range'.




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Had this gorgeous dragon on a tremendous day in Smaland in southern Sweden (I used to work for a Swedish company). I would never have put this on potential new arrivals list for the UK.

The next question is, did come alone or was it accompanied, and if the latter, will they breed.

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