|Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata
|Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England
The Four-spotted Chaser is widespread throughout the British Isles though largely absent from north-east England. It is also found in Europe and North America. It is found in a wide variety of habitats including heathland, fens, gravel pits and gardens.
|Photos 1 to 3 show an immature which I found on a tree above my garden pond and may well have just emerged from there. Note the spot in the middle of the wing which gives the species both its English and its scientific names. The dragonfly emerges in late May and June and flies through to mid August.
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