SU6079 : Club-tailed Dragonfly (Gomphus vulgatissimus)

taken 16 years ago, near to Lower Basildon, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Club-tailed Dragonfly (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
Club-tailed Dragonfly (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
The Thames at Goring is one of very few places where this species can be found in Britain - it needs a slow-flowing river with well-vegetated banks and nearby woodland. This one has just emerged and has damaged its wing-tips - they are very delicate until they have dried out - but it could still fly. Around the railway bridge is the favoured area, with insects often seen emerging on the railway bridge itself in late May/early June.
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Monday, 29 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 30 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 605 795 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6718N 1:7.7759W
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