More on the downy’s

14th May 2012, Monday

A search for more signs of Downy Emerald emergence today revealed 8 exuviae and one adult at the point of taking its maiden flight. Trying to find all the exuvia can be a challenge, especially when its only a few spindley legs grasping a sprouting common reed stem showing, as shown in the third picture below.


On the verge of taking maiden flight


Easy to find exuvia


Keep ’em peeled for this one ( good old Shaw Taylor)