In the bright sunshine it rarely stopped but, fortunately, did once, sufficiently long enough to get a record shot.
Insight into Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator): one of the largest dragonflies likely to be seen in the UK, it is commonly found in the southern half of the UK around well vegetated, still and slow moving waters and it quickly colonises new waters.
The larvae live underwater for up to two years before emerging in early summer.
The emergent adults have a long flight period extending from early June into September and are capable of taking large insects such as Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata).
Related pages: Dragonfly posts | British dragonflies gallery
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