Tuesday, September 14, 2010
RICHARD FREEMAN: More dragonfly swarms
With reference to the dragonfly swarms reported by Jon from Hong Kong, I witnessed something similar but on a much smaller scale in the mid-1980s in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. At the back of a small row of houses close to a wooded valley, I came upon at least 100 dragonflies on the ground. As I approached, they rose into the air and flew about for a while before rising higher and dispersing. They appeared to be brilliant emerald dragonflies Stomatochlora metallica.