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.

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On the verge of taking maiden flight

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Easy to find exuvia

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