Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monster from the deep

Southern Hawker exuvia

Spotted a Southern Hawker emerging from one of the ponds, and - very conveniently - its exuvia nearby. So now I've got a definite comparison with what I'm now confident are Emperor exuvia I collected a couple of summers ago.

Though the hawker looked well on the way to its maiden flight at lunchtime, it was still sitting there when I walked past after work...